SW-17 Fighting Shield

Shields & Weapons

SW-17 Fighting Shield

Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands, PNG. Collected 1960s.

Oval shield, with a basic yet evocative abstract design, that suggests a figure. Such figures are generally ancestral, and protective of the warrior. Shield are custom-made to the warrior (often by himself) and the smaller size suggests a warrior of smaller stature. Ex-collection art dealer Rudy Komon, Sydney (1908-1982).


112 x 38 cm

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