A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield
A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield
A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield
A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield

A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield
Finely formed, of generally convex profile, the upper and lower segments of slight concave form resulting in a gentle double recurve. Section of six facets. The surface blackened and inset with circular broken pottery segment. Integral carved hand grip. A little wear and a few of the pottery pieces chipped. Museum acquisition number to the back. A very similar shield collected before 1900, and from Ternate Islands (Northern Moluccas) is illustrated as #98 Expressions of Belief (Museum voor Volkenkunde, Rotterdam). This small size is deemed to be a sign of a very brave warrior. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category “Antiques\Other Antiques”. The seller is “faganarms” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
A Very Rare Moluccas Wood Parrying Shield