Lot: 84

96th Auction

War shield

Indonesia - Westpapua, Lower Digul River

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands H: 56.5 inch 1500 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, lime, red ochre, backside painted with geometrical motifs, rest. (handle) A very similar specimen in form and decoration, donated to the Australian Museum in Sydney in 1916, illustrated in Beran (2005), p. 163, Fig. 6.11.

Beran, Harry & Barry Craig (ed.), Shields of Melanesia, Honolulu 2005, p. 163, Fig. 6.11