kds1: War Shield.
Kayanic-Dayak complex. East Kalimantan, Borneo Island, Indonesia.
Wood, rattan, pigments, hair. H: 49" (124.5 cm), W: 15.75" (40 cm).
War or headhunting shield with aggressive "monster" face and hair from enemies taken in battle on the front side. The dragon motifs on the back side encourage bravery.
Ex: Ken Dalke collection (Santa Fe, CA), ex Mark Johnson collection (Los Angeles, CA), prior to 1990.

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