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On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
MEDIUM Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment
DATES 20th century
DIMENSIONS 58 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (147.3 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
CREDIT LINE Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall
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CAPTION Sawos. Shield, 20th century. Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment, 58 x 13 1/2 x 6 1/4 in. (147.3 x 34.3 x 15.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcia and John Friede and Mrs. Melville W. Hall, 86.229.18. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE overall, 86.229.18.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Shield. Wood, bamboo, rattan, pigment. Long, convex, rectangular board carved with deeply incised concentric curvilinear designs representing a face in the center. Empathic figure/ground relationship created by black and white coloring. Handle lashed onto back side at 4 points visible from front. Condition: Good. Abrasions on front side.
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