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a katu ceremonial shield

a katu ceremonial shield


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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Southeast Asian: Pre 1940: Item # 1389045
galerie Cecile Kerner
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14,rue des minimes Brussels 1000
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the katu live on the bolaven plateau on either side of the South laos border and vietnam .they are know for their grand ceremony with Buffalo sacrifices.on these occasion ,the cult leader carries a round ceremonial shield ,such as this one made od wood with a narrow thick bamboo edge .the shield is slightly concave dyed with black lacquer on the front and back and displays a sun symbol made of metal stripes on the front On the reverse is a double handle made of wood and metal attached to struts .A rare object 59 cm diametre. a related shield can be seen on page 137 of "shields"from the collection of the barbier muller museum .ch also Sotheby's catalogue november 1997 new York
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