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Ceremonial Shield

Object Number:57-15-6
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Lakalai
Provenience: New Britain
West Nakanai
Rapuri
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Wood
Feather
Peel
Pigment
Height: 10 cm
Length: 152 cm
Width: 29.5 cm
Credit Line:New Britain Expedition, Charles A. Valentine, 1957

Description

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.

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