Shield - Wood, vegetable fibers and pigments - Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Asmat - Indonesia

Description
Shield - Wood, vegetable fibers and pigments - Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée - Asmat - Indonesia
Mid 20th century - Good

Asmat Shield
Irian Jaya, southwest of New Guinea, Indonesia.
Middle of the 20th century.
Wood, vegetable fibres and pigments.
Height: 175 cm; Width: 47 cm; Depth: 11 cm.
(damages and a missing piece).

Shield in a rectangular shape, animated by a decoration in relief, composed of stylised X, highlighted with red pigments on a cream coloured background. These motifs refer to body decorations, worn by men of this region. The decoration of the shield ends into a punctuation of bunches of vegetable fibres.
The backside of the shield is pigmented with a light colour, and is marked by two lines with red volutes. A central vertical line in relief ends which ends into a hand is the support of the shield’s grip.

Hand-delivery possible in Paris or in Saint-Ouen.

Lot details
Object
Shield
Indigenous object name
Papouasie-Nouvelle-Guinée
Ethnic group/ culture
Asmat
Region/ country
Indonesia
Material
Wood, vegetable fibers and pigments
Period
Mid 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
175×47×11 cm
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