Perise Shield with Stars 30504
Karo Batak or Aceh, Sumatra
Rattan basketry, metal bosses
19th/early 20th Century
From an Old Dutch Collection
16 in/ 41 cm

A fine and classical example of what is most likely a Karo Batak shield showing possible Islamic influences from Aceh to the north; the Aceh were perceived to offer a “civilizing influence” on their Batak neighbors to the south. However it must be said that the shields of Batak are very difficult to distinguish from those of Aceh and therefore we prefer to assign a possibility to both attributions.

$2500

 

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Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumatra
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumatra
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumatra
Thomas Murray :: Shield, Sumatra