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New Guinea Asmat Tribe War Shield

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1950: Item # 1276713

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Asmat Tribe War Shield and Spirit Protecting Shield, made on the Dutch (Indonesian) side of New Guinea (Irian Jaya) by the Asmat people. It shows carving done by stone or shell tools, rather than more recent metal-carved examples. 74 x 20 inches, 188 x 51 cm.