MAGNIFICENT NEW GUINEA APRIL RIVER FIGHTING SHIELD

Origin: New Guinea, E. Sepik Province, Upper Sepik, Lower April River, Bitara People    (Provenance: Ex. Gallery Lemaire, Amsterdam 1967. Ex. Christies New York, Nov. 2008, Lot 67)

Period/Date:  circa 1930's-40's

Materials: wood, bamboo, rattan, natural earth pigments

Description:  Here's a stunning quintessential oval shield with bold pigments and central heart-shape face!  It has a deeply cut design with a soulful presence.  It is in excellent original condition with some minor dents and scratches as would be expected on a piece of this vintage.

Dimensions: Height 71.25" (181 cm), Width 19.5" (50 cm)

Price on request

 

 

 

 

 

 

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