Southern Highlands Region, Papua New Guinea
First half of the 20th century
Wood, pigments and fibers
H.: 119; L.: 31.5 cm
Important oval-shaped shield in carved wood and pigmented in white, red and black. They are organized in red geometric patterns, outlined in white.
The catch is made using a cord of braided fibers.
Former Bob Hall collection, collected in situ.
Former Jonathan Saussherd collection, Australia.
Former collection of Dr Jean-Philippe Beaulieu, France, acquired from the above.
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