Shields: Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. From the Collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum Purissima Benitez-Johannot

ISBN: 9783791323411

Published: August 1st 2000

Hardcover

256 pages


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Shields: Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. From the Collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum  by  Purissima Benitez-Johannot

Shields: Africa, Southeast Asia, and Oceania. From the Collections of the Barbier-Mueller Museum by Purissima Benitez-Johannot
August 1st 2000 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 256 pages | ISBN: 9783791323411 | 5.63 Mb

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 GenevaMoreSince 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.



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