Lot 101
Provenance: Galerie Delta, The Heritage of a Passionate Collector
An Asmat shield

Papua, Indonesia.

Shields (jamasj) are protection from both the physical and spiritual powers of the enemy. Shield motifs, and the ancestor for whom a shield is named, give its owner power. Yellow comes from clay traded out from the foothills behind the Asmat swamp; when burned it turns into the colour red which is the color of beauty and power. Decorated with cuscus (tree kangaroo) tail designs, all filled in with lime and earth coloured pigments.

H 146 cm.

€ 800,00
€ 1.200,00
€ 750,00

Hamerprijs: € 750