A Brassa river war shield, with striking incised design, painted with natural earth pigments, small hole in central portion of shield, Asmat region, West Papua. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 171 cm
A shield, carved in the form of large ancestral face, incised with traditional motifs, considerable wear and chipping on top and bottom, Kambot village, Keram river, Sepik region PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 173
A Sabi mask, weathered appearance, prominent lug to top. This type of mask used as part of a canoe prow shield during traditional warfare, Tambanum village, Sepik river PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 68 cm
Three old Kina shells in original bark Wallets, Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, , all fine early pre-European examples, 19th century. These were very important wealth objects with a long history of use in traditional exchang
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