Lot: 16

Ceremonial shield

Indonesia - Moluccas (Northern), Halmahera

Provenance Size Hammer price
German Private Collection, Rüthen H: 29.3 inch 900 EUR

wood, shell inlay,
These particularly narrow shields with their elegantly elongated hourglass shape, surely were employed in dances rather than combat.


Barbier, Jean Paul, Benitez-Johannot, P., Shields, München, London, New York 2000, p. 162 f.