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Shield from Solomon Islands

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Shield from Solomon Islands. Image credit: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. See it on its website.

Date: early to mid-19th century
Geography: Solomon Islands, Possibly New Georgia or Guadalcanal Island, Western province
Culture: Solomon Islands
Medium: Fiber, parinarium-nut paste, chambered-nautilus shell, pigment
Dimensions: H. 33 1/4 × W. 11 × D. 1 1/2 in. (84.5 × 27.9 × 3.8 cm)
Classification: Shell-Implements
Credit Line: The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Gift of Nelson A. Rockefeller, 1972
Accession Number: 1978.412.730

I chose Guadalcanal for no specific reason.

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