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Shields - Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania

Shields - Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania


From the Collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum

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Shields - Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania - From the Collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum
255 pages
Color and b&w photos
Hard cover
32 x 25 cm
1,780 kg
English

Since ancient times the shield has had a variety of uses whether as a defensive or more rarely offensive weapon or as a decorative or ritual object invested with symbolic meaning. Drawing on the collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum in Geneva this book examines the literary and mythological aspects of shields from Africa, Southeast Asia and Oceania, placing them in historical context and interpreting them as beautiful objects with a language of their own.