Erik Farrow

War Shield

Maring

Western Highlands Papua New Guinea.

61” tall by 25.5” wide

DESCRIPTION

A bold war shield made by the Maring peoples of the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea. The classic "X" pattern design is painted with natural pigments and follows the original patterns made by the dot holes. These early war shields were painted many times for rituals and battles. There is some native repair and pigment replacement on cracks. The top woven rattan is in good condition. The back has good large conference adz marks and a good patina form much age and use.

CONDITION

Good condition with a lot of use with some cracks and native repairs.

Provenance

Previously in the collection of Kirby Lewis, Lewis Wara Gallery, Seattle, and Kirby's inventory number tag is on the back near the handle.

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

61” tall by 25.5” wide

PRICE

USD $

6800.00

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