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War Shield, Motu People, 19th C

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Collection No. TB-696
Size 87x52cm
War Shield, Motu People, 19th C
War Shield, Motu People, 19th C

The elegant figure-eight shape of Motu Shields is a rarity out of the corpus of New Guinea Shields that tend to either be oval or rectangular. This has the finest balance were where the upper half-circle is slightly larger than the bottom one. The original rattan binding is intact including the woven designs.

Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art



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