Lot: 95

War shield "yamasj"

Papua New Guinea, Asmat

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Michel Thieme, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands
H: 67.7 inch 2000 EUR / 6000 EUR

mangrove root wood, lime, red ochre, charcoal, sago leaf fibre, water stains on the back The typical cone-like projection "cemen" carved with a small ancestor's head, another one below. The shield corpus in high relief decorated with four large-scale motifs (flying fox). Decorative tassels of sago leaf strips on the rim largely preserved.