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Fine Arms, Armour, Ethnographic & Asian

Philippine Moro Round 'Taming' Shield, 18th-19th C.

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Start price: $3,750

Estimated price: $4,500 - $5,000

Buyer's premium: 25%

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Philippines Archipelago, Southern Philippines, Mindanao 18th or 19th century. Constructed of wood cane (rattan) and red / black pigment with some looseness to the connection points and original material. The shield has a deep reddish black pigment over the wood construction and has a typical Moro round shape with a raised central point. The reverse carved all from one piece with a larger circular round opening for the arm to secure and another carved handle for grip and maneuverability. Excellent example of pre-colonial style shield in an excellent state of conservation. For several similar examples see The Metropolitan Museum of Art Accession Number: 36.25.615 & The British Museum of Art Registration number As1894,-.390. Size 30" W

private southern California collection

Condition: Restoration and repair commensurate with age and condition