1 of 9 images

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.


  • In the Style Of
  • Place of origin
  • Date of manufacture
    Early 20th Century
  • Wear
    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
  • Seller reference number
  • Reference number

Shipping, Returns & Payment

  • Online Payment Methods
    1stdibs accepts the following payment methods
  • Item Invoice
    Generate an invoice that you can customize and print.

About the Seller

Top Seller
1stdibs seller since 2007
Typical response time: 1 hr
Located in Great Barrington, MA
You may also contact the seller by phoneCall seller through 1stdibs

Why Shop on 1stdibs?

Learn More

Only Vetted, Professional Sellers

Buyer Protection Guaranteed

Fully Insured Global Deliveries

More From This Seller
$1,350 / set

Pair of African Tribal Spears

African Sculptures


Pair of 2 spears or lances: African Kuba spear and possibly BaranaPiercing spear.

$375 / item

Large Natural Sponges

Pair of unusual large organic natural sponges. Could be great decoration in the bathroom. Second natural sponge - D 12", W 15", H 7.50".

$3,550 / set

Primitive Sculptures

Indian Tribal Art

Set of 3 primitive painted ships rudder transformed into artistic sculptures.


Antique Copper Weathervane on Stand


American Weathervanes


The full bodied trotting horse antique copper weather vane with directional sits on the black wood stand. The tubular base pole of the trotting horse revolves on an iron pole above t...

You May Also Like

Early 20th Century Extra Large Yam Mask from Pa...

Papua New Guinean Mounted Objects


Early 20th century extra large yam mask from Paupa New Guinea. Wonderful ceremonial mask on a rather large size for the type of mask mounted with classic Yam mask details.


Late 19th or Early 20th Century Tribal Bassa Ma...

Liberian Masks


A great sense of mass imbues this Bassa mask, imposing with its classically large brow, full cheeks, and heavy, almond-shaped silhouette. As the face sinks forcefully in at the eyes,...


Early 20th Century Tribal Dan Mask

Ivorian Tribal Art

A Dan mask of unusual construction and amazing aesthetic power. Aged metal fitted around the eyes and the rough, earthen treatment around the jagged mouth contrast dramatically with ...


20th Century Tribal Makonde Helmet Mask

Tanzanian Tribal Art

The powerful, ruddy hue of this helmet mask first arrests the eye, after which focus is drawn to its smooth and naturalistically rendered portrait. Masks of this type were originally...


Wooden Mask, Tharu of Nepal, Early 20th Century


Nepalese Masks


Wooden mask. Tharu of Nepal, early 20th century. Offered by Bruce Hughes. The Tharu people have, since ancient times, been settled in the hills and lowlands of the Terai of Souther...

$1,295 / set

Pair of 20th Century Lucite Shadow Box Mounted ...

Asian Masks

Linen, Lucite, Paper

Pair of Javanese Paper Mâché hand-painted tribal celebration masks. Each mask is mounted on black linen in large Lucite shadow box frames. Each mask measures approximately, 11" inche...


Tiger Mask from Ponorogo, East Java, Teak, Mid-...


Javanese Tribal Art

Teak, Paint

Tiger mask from Ponorogo, East Java. Teak. Mid-20th century. Mounted. Offered by Bruce Hughes. Used in barong style dances of Eastern Java, which interweave local and Hindu influen...


20th Century North West Coast Tribal Mask Stan ...

Stan Hunt

Canadian Masks

Cedar, Paint

Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes 20th Century North West Coast Mask Stan Hunt Signed A striking, graphic mask in the immediately identifiable North West Coast style. A Classic ima...