Oceanic Art - Miscellaneous Enlargement

This is a fine and old Mendi shield from the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea. This one is unusual for its more rectilinear shape and the raised ridge outlining a stylized figure. There are many layers of pigments and the aged brown patina on the reverse is indicative of the shield's early date - about 1940. The piece is 52 ½" in height. sold