Ceremonial Shield


From: New Britain | West Nakanai | Rapuri

Curatorial Section: Oceanian

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Object Number 57-15-6
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Lakalai
Provenience New Britain | West Nakanai | Rapuri
Section Oceanian
Materials Wood | Feather | Peel | Pigment

Ceremonial shield. Decorated on both sides. Carved and painted with red, white, and a shade of gray. Purple reed bands woven diagonally across both sides. Another woven band runs around the periphery and holds a band of white feathers.

Height 10 cm
Length 152 cm
Width 29.5 cm
Credit Line New Britain Expedition, Charles A. Valentine, 1957

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