This small rectangular shield is a superb pre-contact, stone-carved example from the Upper Keram River and is meanders to the southeast towards the Ramu River. Unlike the few other examples of this type, which are primarily undecorated, this one has a fine ancestral spirit face carved in high relief. Notice the scalloped marks left by the stone adze and the faint remains of red and yellow colors. The piece is ex. Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede, is 19th century and 25 5/8” (65.1 cm) in height. The price is available upon request. Questions?