Asmat War Shield

Ref : Asmat 02

Asmat 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.

Origin: Citak , Eastern Asmat, north of the Wildeman River. Collected on the field during the 80's.

Height : 186 cm / 73 inches

Estimated age : 1970