A Mendi war or dance shield with painted figure papua new guinea
Mendi Valley Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
The long oval shield with a stylized painted figure which is thought to represent a ancestor.
A medium weight wood shield with sling cord with red, white and black paint,
Size 140 x 45 cm
Provenance: Ex UK collection acquired 1950s-1960s.
Condition: Minor damage old repairs.
These shields certainly have a element of modern art about them and make great to alternative
to decorating with conventional paintings or graphic works as well as being a pleasing conversation piece.
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