Bontoc, N. Luzon, Philippines
This is a very old example of a Bontoc war shield. The form is striking
and strong; with fantastic signs of tribal use. This shield has a wonderful
encrusted patina and the old native repairs on this piece suggest this
shield has seen its share of battles. The rattan is for the most part
intact and there is an old label on the back that has inventory numbers.
This shield stands 34.5 inches tall.
SOLD / IN 2113