Guadalcanal Islander. <em>Ceremonial Shield</em>, before 1852. Basketry, nautilus shell, parinarium nut paste, pigment, 31 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (80.6 x 29.8 x 6.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund and Carll H. de Silver Fund, 59.63. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.63_SL1.jpg)

Ceremonial Shield

Artist:Guadalcanal Islander

Medium: Basketry, nautilus shell, parinarium nut paste, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:before 1852

Dimensions: 31 3/4 x 11 3/4 x 2 1/2 in. (80.6 x 29.8 x 6.4 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: 6H15-1B

Accession Number: 59.63

Image: 59.63_SL1.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceremonial shield, basketry base covered with red and black resin and inlaid with tiny mother-of-pearl squares in typical abstract human form design. Shield possibly used as currency. Condition: fragile but good; - considering type of object. Few pearl shell inlaid missing, resin cracked.

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