Chris Boylan Oceanic Art

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S-02. SHIELD, WAHGI VALLEY

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea

This is a large traditional fighting shield, slightly curved to protect the warrior, with four knotted cane ropes supporting a carrying sling on the back. The design is bold and abstract; with a large central circle, and radiating linear motifs. Red and white predominate. Early contact period (1940s-1950s).

Size: 175 x 72 cm

Price: POA