An Asmat war shield 1920

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967 An Asmat war shield of wood, lime, ochre, charcoal and sago leaf fibre. At the top of the shield a carving of an ancestor figure in relief. The ancestor in whose memory the shield was created, was intended to bestow upon the owner a degree of supernatural power. Verso: Carved handle, ochre and lime, zig-zag pattern representing snake tracks. Papua (formally Irian Jaya) Indonesia. Circa 1920s

Price: $6,600.00

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