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    Sale 2257

    African and Oceanic Art: The Robert and Jean Shoenberg Collection

    14 November 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 67

    A SEPIK PAINTED SHIELD

    APRIL RIVER, NEW GUINEA

    Price Realised  

    A SEPIK PAINTED SHIELD
    April river, New Guinea
    Of oval form, a central stylised face carved in high relief surrounted by scrolls, circles and zigzag motifs, the whole coloured black, red and white.
    71¼ in. (181 cm.) high


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    See Kelm, H., Kunst vom Sepik, vol.II, no.159 for a similar shield from the April river.

    Provenance

    Lemaire Gallery, Amsterdam, 1967