Very unusual from Papua New Guinea (Papua, Asia), this impressive mounted piece was made mid to late 20th.C by ...
moreVery unusual from Papua New Guinea (Papua, Asia), this impressive mounted piece was made mid to late 20th.C by the Asmat people who inhabited the lowlands and coastal areas of that region. Headhunters as never before! The shield is hand carved wood on the front, decorated in clay, lime, and charcoal based pigmentation - mounted on the custom wood board by means of the handle. Original tag still in place. Presented by East2West Furniture. Actual shield size H36"xW18"xD5" less
24.0ʺW × 5.5ʺD × 41.0ʺH
ExcellentMinor wear consistent with age and history
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