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OC587: Simbai War Shield

  • OC587 : Simbai War Shield
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OC587: Simbai War Shield

A fine old Simbai war shield from the Torricelli Mountains, Madang Provence. The surface carving is raised and shows a good dark patina from age and use. The back has large adz marks as seen on the older examples, possibly carved without metal tools.     

Previously in the collection of David Rosenthal.

43" tall by 24" wide. Early 20th century, Torricelli Mountains, Madang Province. Papua New Guinea.    ....$4000.00

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