Rare war shield
Papua New Guinea, East Sepik Province, Dreikikir village
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Marcia & John Friede, "Jolika Collection", Rye, USA
Todd Barlin, Sydney, Australia
|H: 65 inch||9000 EUR / 15000 EUR|
wood, lime, A rare shield from the remote village Dreikikir, which lies about 65 kilometers north of Ambunti in the eastern Torricelli Range. The people speak Urat, a Torricelli Phylum language. A shield with almost identical ornamental motifs, also from Dreikikir, illustrated in Beran and Craig, 2005, p. 90, Fig. 4.25.