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Shield (lava lava)


Artist Unknown (Solomon Islands)


20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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Shield (lava lava): Gallery Label - Current
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Medium: Arms and Armor | Raffia
Size: 34 3/8 x 9 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. (87.31 x 24.77 x 3.18 cm)
Creation Place: Oceania, Melanesia, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal Island
Culture: Oceania, Melanesia, Solomon Islands, Guadalcanal Island
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Mark [RN 625], in black ink, at handle proper lower right side
Physical Description: vertical shield tapered toward top, both top and bottom edges pointed; tan ground with dark bands adorn lower and upper body, most noticeable is a checked band near bottom at widest point; has own mount
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 98.36.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009