- Registration number
- Item name
- Captain Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Acquisition date
- December 08, 1951
- Acquisition method
- Donated by Mr Sydney Mercer-Smith
- Raw material
- split cane, pigment
- H: 705 mm W: 233 mm L: D: 15 mm Circum:
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.
According to Harry Beran, a visiting researcher compiling a book on Melanesian shields believes this shield is from the Solomon Islands (08/05/2000).