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INDO584: Dayak War Shield

  • INDO584 : Dayak War Shield
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INDO584: Dayak War Shield

A great 19th century Dayak war shield adorned with human hair. Dayak shields with hair were used only by the top ranked warriors and chiefs. The all natural black and red pigment paint is in fine condition and is all original. The front has the large demon face with big round eyes as well as the smaller faces at the top and bottom. The back image is very fine with large central hornbill bird heads and open mouthed Aso heads. Both the top and bottom sections also have hornbill heads depicted. Fine condition with a good overall patina from age and use.    

47 1/2" tall by 13" wide. 19th century Borneo, Indonesia.    ....$9500.00

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