Fighting Shield ‘kumba reipi’ Phantom Design by Oceanic Art - c. 1990's | Michael Reid Gallery

Oceanic Art
Fighting Shield ‘kumba reipi’ Phantom Design, c. 1990's

Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea
‘Metal shield with large skull, The Phantom insignia, Inscribed: 6.30’
metal rolled oil drum, commercial paint, bailing wire
with crossed bones, surrounded by traditional diamond and triangular motives
172 x 79 cm
$5,000

Provenance:
Wahgi Valley, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Private collection, Sydney

Literature:
Editor Fogel (Jonathan), text by Boyland (Chris) and Phillips (Jessica Lindsay): Phantom Shields of the New Guinea Highlands, Graphius Belgium, 2021 pp260-261, J5

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