Papuan Golf Shield Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
  Papuan Golf Shield Oceanic Art Tribal Art  
     
     
     
     
 
   
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DESCRIPTION: PAPUAN GULF SHIELD
   
 
Carved of mangrove wood, shields such this from the Papuan Gulf are known
 
not only for their protective use but also are said to contain magical or spiritual attributes.
 
Often used in ceremonies and dance, this shield is decorated with repeated motifs and
 
natural earth pigments are used on both sides.
 
   
DIMENSIONS:
41.5" x 13.5"
   
LOCATION:
Papuan Gulf, Papua,