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Trait origins in Trobriand war-shields : the uncommon selection of an image cluster. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 79

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dc.contributor.author Gifford, Philip Collins, 1919- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-08T17:18:29Z
dc.date.available 2006-02-08T17:18:29Z
dc.date.issued 1996 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/261
dc.description 13 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 13) en_US
dc.description.abstract The Trobriand Islands, located in the Solomon Sea east of Papua New Guinea, are part of an area of the South Pacific rich in tribal art. More than 60 decorated Trobriand war-shields, collected between 1885 and 1914, are now housed in museums and private collections. The front face of each wooden shield is ornamented with a variant of a design that is unique in the region. So far, there has been no agreement as to the meaning of the motif or how it might have originated. en_US
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Anthropological papers of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 79 en_US
dc.subject.lcc GN2 .A27 no.79, 1996 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Shields -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Art -- Papua New Guinea -- Trobriand Islands. en_US
dc.title Trait origins in Trobriand war-shields : the uncommon selection of an image cluster. Anthropological papers of the AMNH ; no. 79 en_US
dc.type text en_US


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    The Anthropological Papers, published continuously since 1907, are monographic volumes that include some of the great ethnographies of the 20th century, particularly on North American Indians. Several illustrious anthropologists published their work in the Anthropological Papers, as well as many past and present curators of the AMNH Division of Anthropology. Prior to 1930, large special reports were published in the Memoirs.

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