Arts of the Pacific Islands
Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment
58 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (147.3 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm) (show scale)
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Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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Sawos. Shield, 20th century. Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment, 58 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (147.3 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.18. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 86.229.18.jpg)
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Shield. Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment. Long, convex, rectangular board carved with deeply incised concentric curvilinear designs representing a face in the center. Empathic figure/ground relationship created by black and white coloring. Handle lashed onto back side at 4 points visible from front.
Condition: Good. Abrasions on front side.
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