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Fighting Shield - Henganofi region - Early to Mid-20th Ce

natural earth pigment, incised wood, cane binding
148.0 x 54.0 x 4.0 c
EST. $3,000 - $4,000

MP #225


New Guinea Primitive Arts, NSW
Private Collection, NSW

The shield, from the Eastern Highlands, Papua New Guinea is covered in fine engraved chevron motifs. Painted over is a Spirit Snake, considered one of the original creation spirits. The back has an attached an woven string bag as a cache for arrows.