Early 20th Century Large Tribal Shield For Sale
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Early 20th Century Large Tribal Shield


Highly decorative and impressive shields from the buttress-like roots and/or trunks of mangrove trees. The soft mangrove wood is well suited to be processed with tools made of stone, bone and shell. Shields are used in battle as physical protection against arrows and spears but are also worn on ritual occasions and placed at doorways to ward off unwanted intruders. The rectangular form in unfinished nubuck hued hardwood has been inscribed with white curvilinear and geometric patterns. Pigment, wood.


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    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 77.75 in. x W 16.5 in. x D 2.25 in.

    H 197.49 cm x W 41.91 cm x D 5.72 cm

  • Seller location
    Great Barrington, MA
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