Shield

Registration number
4699
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Pacific > Papua New Guinea > Sandaun (West Sepik) Province > Telefomin District > Telefomin
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
January 01, 1950 
Acquisition method
Donated by Dr Akerman 
Dimensions
H: W: 660 mm L: 1700 mm D: Circum:

Description

5 foot 5 inches long, 2 foot by 2 inches wide. Figured in front with red, white and black dyes. Lawyer cane grips.

Research notes

Dr Akerman, first Government Medical Officer in the Highlands in 1949-50, stated that a fighting party consists of groups of three, of whom one man was detailed to manipulate the shield.

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