Fight shield (1) - Wood - fighting shield - Mendi - Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Description
Fight shield (1) - Wood - fighting shield - Mendi - Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
1st half 20th century - Good

Old used and very attractive battle shield from the southern highlands of New Guinea with traces of shots and original repair. Beautiful old painting and attractive colours. Provenance: J. Saussehrd, Australia.
A comparable piece with this kind of painting used as a shoulder shield was in the collection of Elizabeth Pryce, Sydney (see last photo!).

Lot details
Total nr of items
1
Object
Fight shield
Indigenous object name
fighting shield
Ethnic group/ culture
Mendi
Region/ country
Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Material
Wood
Period
1st half 20th century
Condition
Good
Sold with stand
No
Dimensions
127×50×2 cm
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