14 November 2008,
Price realised USD 5,000
USD 8,000 - USD 12,000
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.
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