• Diameter: 45 cm.
  • Material: wood, copper, pigments
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Loed van Bussel pre 1959, The Hague; whereabouts unknown.





Additional information

There are not many shields around hailing from the Batak. The present rare example of a round shield share some characteristics with the wooden shield in the Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam, inv. nr. TM-A-2766, which was acquired between 1854 and 1857. The inside shows an unusual depiction of an arthropod. The shield was most likely held in de hand by means of a string attached to the centre.


Photo credits

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