April River, Upper Sepik River, PNG
Ex-Ashak Galstun collection, manager of Angoram Hotel 1960s.
This is a large, fluidly shaped and carved shield; painted mainly in yellow and white. The designs are geometric only, with bold triangular motifs undulating around the edges. The shield was collected in the 1960s and taken to Australia as part of his collection, which was eventually dispersed privately and also through auction in the 1970s.
Size: 191 x 61 cm