War Shield

Simbai, Torricelli Mountains, Madang Province

Papua New Guinea

43" tall by 24" wide

DESCRIPTION

A fine old large Simbai shield. The surface carving is raised and shows a good dark patina from age and use. Both the front and the back has large adz marks as seen on the older examples possibly carved without metal tools.

CONDITION

Fine condition with a good dark patina from age and use.

Provenance

Previously in the collection of Paul Harris who purchased this shield form David Rosenthal.

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

43" tall by 24" wide

PRICE

5500.00

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