Shield

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
2134
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Solomon Islands
Map
Collector
Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Acquisition date
December 08, 1951 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith 
Raw material
split cane, pigment
Dimensions
H: 705 mm W: 233 mm L: D: 15 mm Circum:

Description

Elliptical coiled split cane shield with handle on reverse; wider at the bottom; design made with black-dyed split cane woven into the shield visible on front and reverse; outer coil is plaited. Registration number 2134 marked with pen and tag.

Research notes

According to Harry Beran, a visiting researcher compiling a book on Melanesian shields believes this shield is from the Solomon Islands (08/05/2000).

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