MAY RIVER SHIELD
Papua New Guinea, May River
Height 73 1/2”
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
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