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Ceremonial Shield

Object Number:52-42-19
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Banaule
Provenience: New Britain
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Length: 147 cm
Width: 16 cm
Credit Line:New Guinea Ethnological Reconnaissance; Ward Goodenough, 1952
Other Number:2 - Other Number

Description

Narrow rectangular; knob on center face; handhold, center back. Colors: red, white and black: "eyes of ancestors." Used for ceremonies; fighting shields are larger.

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