I just acquired this old Asmat shield from the daughter of the journalist Ralph Craib who was in New Guinea in 1957—see attached field photographs. The present shield is a classic Asmat area B example with mudfish top and deeply carved flying fox motifs. It is pleasantly wide and has a handle on the reverse that is roomy and is comfortably gripped—please note the small notch of damage on the upper left side of the shield. The shield is 60 5/8” (153 cm) in height, dates to the 1940/50s and the price is available upon request. Questions?