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Shield

Miniature

Funerary Artifact

Object Number:55-13-33
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Lakalai
Provenience: New Britain
West Nakanai
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Pigment
Cockatoo Feather
Length: 77 cm
Width: 9 cm
Credit Line:New Britain Expedition; Ward Goodenough and C. A. Valentine, 1955

Description

Miniature shield. Wood; painted red, blue, white, yellow. Cross design on boss. Remnants of cockatoo feather string. Carried by women clowns in mortuary ceremonies.

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