Important painted wood shield. New Guinea, Asmat

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Important shield. Wood painted with color vegetation pigments. Surmounted with a figure representing Mbanu. Center is decoration with V-motifs, border with frieze of C’s representing nasal ornaments (double paneled).

New Guinea, Asmat

Height: 167 cm (5-1/2 ft.) - Width: 61 cm (2 ft.)

Bibliography:
A similar example reproduced on p. 191 figure D from the Djemor village along Undu river described in the “Michael Rockefeller” collection work researching the 1961 expedition.

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  • Expertissim Reference: 2014031337