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Shield

Object Number:P1283
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Kayan
Provenience: Borneo
Dutch West Borneo
Mendalam River
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Peel
Pigment
Length: 132.715 cm
Width: 44.45 cm
Depth: 10.16 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Alfred C. Harrison Jr. and Dr. H. M. Hiller, 1899

Description

Shield. Kelevit takang. Kelevit: shield. Rectangular wooden shield with pointed ends. Flat planes of the sides meet at an angle to form a longitudinal median ridge on the front. In the middle of the back a vertical hardwood handle.Painted on both sides. On front, a demonic figure with round staring eyes and curved fangs. On the back, a pair of attenuated human figures with elaborate hair or headdresses. Raised hardwood handle.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

The Dayaks: Peoples of the Borneo Rain Forest (Furness, Hiller, Harrison Borneo Collection) (25 Feb 1989 - 01 Jul 1990) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Manuscript] Hiller, Hiram M. Hiller Journal Voyage II Book IV.. pg. 1-104 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Catalogue, Collection] 1965. Guide to the Collections, The University Museum.. Philadelphia. The University Museum. pg. 1-167 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 144View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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