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Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea

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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1970: item # 994192

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Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea
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From the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, a hard wood war shield in traditional Mendi style. The somewhat ovoid shaped shield has a medial ridge, culminating in a spike at the top. The traditional pattern on the face of the shield is applied with pigment and ash. The concave back shows a grip of a hemp like material which appears to be original. Edge wear but no cracks or losses. Ex. Edward Sklar Collection. Size 47"H x 17.5W. C. 1970


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