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Indo-Pacific Art
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Shield (Salawaku)

19th century

Wood, shell, bamboo, rattan; inlay

139 × 15 × 10 cm (54 3/4 × 5 7/8 × 3 15/16 in.)
Gift of Robert Holmgren and Anita Spertus, New York
2011.224.1
Geography: 
Made in Seram, Moluccas, Indonesia
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
probably Alfur
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: L. F. H. Groenhuisen, Utrecht; Robert Holmgren and Anita Spertus, New York

Bibliography: 

Robyn Maxwell, Life, Death, and Magic: 2,000 Years of Southeast Asian Ancestral Art (Canberra: National Gallery of Australia, 2010), 105.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.