A fine old Telefomin War Shield

Mek People Telefomin Area, Star Mountains Area, West Sepik Province

Papua New Guinea

163 x 56cm or (64 x22 inches)

DESCRIPTION

This fine old and well used Shield from the Telefomin Area where War Shields were considered to be ancestral relics and were kept in men's ceremonial houses.

The Telefomin People are also famous for their beautifully carved & painted Ceremonial House Doors that have designs that are similar to their Shields. See my website for a fine old Men’s House Door.

CONDITION

Provenance

Collected in the 1960's by an Australian expat. ; The Todd Barlin Collection of Oceanic Art.

DATE

Dimensions

163 x 56cm or (64 x22 inches)

PRICE

PRICE ON REQUEST

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