West Sepik area, Papua New Guinea
40.5" tall by 29" wide
A very large and outstanding complete Lumi shield. The very well carved central image is both carved in relief and into the surface of the shield. The dark crusty patina is thick and typical of this area. The original bark and rattan handle is intact. A particularly good and old example of a classic New Guinea shield.
Fine and complete condition with a great dark and crusty patina.
Previously in the collection of Kirby Lewis, Lewis Wara Gallery, WA.