Irian Jaya, southwest of New Guinea, Indonesia.
Second half of the 20th century.
Wood, vegetable fibres and pigments.
Height: 170 cm; Width: 42 cm; Depth: 6 cm.
(A significant crack and damages).
Shield in a rectangular shape, animated by a decoration in relief, composed of stylised volutes, highlighted with orange pigments on a white 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.
It is topped by a seated ancestor.
The backside of the shield is entirely white, marked by two lines with orange volutes, and in addition to the handle, it also presents a vertical central line in relief which ends into a hand.
Hand-delivery possible in Paris or in Saint-Ouen.
- Ethnic group/ culture
- Region/ country
- West-Papua (former Irian Jaya)
- pigments, Plant fibre, Wood
- 2nd half 20th century
- Sold with stand
- 170×42×6 cm