Irian Jaya, southwest of New Guinea, Indonesia.
Middle of the 20th century.
Wood, vegetable fibres and pigments.
Height: 175 cm; Width: 47 cm; Depth: 11 cm.
(damages and a missing piece).
Shield in a rectangular shape, animated by a decoration in relief, composed of stylised X, highlighted with red pigments on a cream coloured background. These motifs refer to body decorations, worn by men of this region. The decoration of the shield ends into a punctuation of bunches of vegetable fibres.
The backside of the shield is pigmented with a light colour, and is marked by two lines with red volutes. A central vertical line in relief ends which ends into a hand is the support of the shield’s grip.
Hand-delivery possible in Paris or in Saint-Ouen.
- Indigenous object name
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- Wood, vegetable fibers and pigments
- Mid 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 175×47×11 cm