MAY RIVER SHIELD

Papua New Guinea, May River

Height 73 1/2”

DESCRIPTION

Most likely the oldest shield of its type extant and sold in excess of 75,000 Euros to the Friede's. The "modern" design elements of this incredible shield are amazing.

Publication: Oceanic Shields, Conru, Paris 2007, illustration 2

CONDITION

Provenance

Santa Fe Art Auction / Marcia and John Freide Rye, New York / JOLIKA collection / Kevin Conru, Brussels / Julus Carlbach, New York (label on rear) / Countess Ingborg de Beausacq photographer and explorer, New York

DATE

Pre contact - stone carved

Dimensions

Height 73 1/2”

PRICE

18,500.-

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