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Asmat Shield

Asmat Shield

Regular price $1,500.00 USD
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Old Asmat Shield from the Irian Jaya, Papua New Guinea. Among the Asmat, war shields are the most powerful symbolic element of a warrior's equipment, and have many layers of meaning. Traditionally, they were functional items used to protect warriors in battle by deflecting an enemy's spears and arrows. The carved and painted images on the surface of the shields were also intended to frighten the enemy and symbolize the power of the ancestors.

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