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.
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