War Shield

Lumi

West Sepik area, Papua New Guinea

40.5" tall by 29" wide

DESCRIPTION

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.

CONDITION

Fine and complete condition with a great dark and crusty patina.

Provenance

Previously in the collection of Kirby Lewis, Lewis Wara Gallery, WA.

DATE

Early 20th century

Dimensions

40.5" tall by 29" wide

PRICE

5500.00

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