I think some of you will be familiar with this rare type of shoulder shield. This ancient example comes from the renowned Kukukuku people who live in the remote area where the Gulf, Eastern Highlands and Morobe Provinces meet. While I have field collected in this area I found this shield in an old East Coast collection. It is wonderfully old, dense hardwood and has a strong convex curve to it. The traditional white and light red stripes from the top are still strong. The patina is several generations old. The shield dates to the early 20th century or before, is 37” (94 cm) in height and sells for $3000. Questions?