Asmat Citak war shield

Ref : Asmat 53

Asmat Citak war shield Similar in the form to the Brazza River shields this well used shield is made from light wood for easy carrying during battles, it is incised with non-figural motifs painted with red and white pigments outlined by black relief-bands. The top of the shield is uncarved but painted with simple bands and dots.
Collected from the Citak tribes of eastern Asmat north of the Wildeman River during the 80's this shield is similar in the form to the Brazza River shields, well used, it is made from light wood for easy carrying during battles. Incised with non-figural motifs painted with red and white pigments outlined by black relief-bands, the top of the shield is uncarved but painted with simple bands and dots.


Size :  181 cm / 71 inches

 

Estimated age : 1970