Fighting Shield ‘kumba reipi’ Phantom Design by Oceanic Art - c. 1940-50's | Michael Reid Gallery

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Fighting Shield ‘kumba reipi’ Phantom Design, c. 1940-50's

1940’s/1950’s shield, repainted c. 1980
Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea Highlands
‘Shield with traditional diamond and triangular motifs’
on natural wood background with fine holes along top edge attest to previous cane weaving
four cane knots centrally located to secure the sling for carrying
wood, cane, commercial paint
181 x 73 cm
$6,800

Provenance:
Simbu Province, Papua New Guinea Highlands
Private collection, Sydney

Literature:
Editor Beran (Harry) and (Craig) Barry: Shields of Melanesia, University of Hawaii Press, 2003 pp139

 

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