Inlaid parrying shield from the Moluccas islands Indonesia_SOLD

 

This is a fine parrying shield from the Moluccas islands of Indonesia
These beautiful shields were used in rituals dances by warriors
Made from carved wood with black squid ink pigment and elaborate mother of pearl detail in geometric  and avian pattern on the outer surface
Period: Early 20th century
Comes with custom stand metal stand
Size 24 inches
Ex UK collection

Price: please contact

 

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