Simbai, Torricelli Mountains, Madang Province
Papua New Guinea
43" tall by 24" wide
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.
Fine condition with a good dark patina from age and use.
Previously in the collection of Paul Harris who purchased this shield form David Rosenthal.