SOLD: New Britain Shield, New Guinea

Mengen, New Britain, Papua New Guinea
Height 149cm

An archaic pre-contact example of this type of shield with unusual and striking iconography, mid 19th century or older, with arrow and spear tips embedded in the wood. Only remnants of the rattan work typically seen on these shields remain.
Formerly in a private French collection.

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