War Shield

Ramu River

Papua New Guinea

50 1/2” tall by 20” wide

DESCRIPTION

A rare and striking Ramu River war shield with natural pigment paint. The details are carved in as well as colored with natural pigment and kaolin. The woven rattan basketwork and handle is intact and  in very good condition. There are multiple arrow tips stuck into the front surface, and the back has a good dark patina from age and use.

CONDITION

Fine condition with original woven basketry and handle intact.

Provenance

Field collected by Dr. Bertil Örndahl in the 1960’s, Stockholm, Sweden.

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

50 1/2” tall by 20” wide

PRICE

7500.00

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