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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 fighting shield, post-colonial period, Mendi Valley, Papua New Guinea, 135 x 52 cm

An old axe, Mendi Valley,Papua New Guinea,Highlands, 54 x 48 cm

An old axe, Mendi Valley,Papua New Guinea,Highlands, 56 x 54 cm

A fighting shield, post-colonial period, Nembi Plateau, PNG

A fighting shield, post-colonial period, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea, 138 xx 52 cm

A fighting shield, post-colonial period, Mendi Valley, Papua New Guinea, 139 x 34 cm

A West New Britain dance shield, with prominent boss, design incised and painted with store paint, countersunk handle, Nakanai people, West New Britain Province, Papua New Guinea, height 124 cm

A war shield, with ochre decoration to face, Mendi area, highlands PNG. Provenance: the Dr George Soutter and Dr John Yu collection, height 120 cm

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

Telefomin war shield, with striking red, black and white design.. Provenance: collected by a Burns Philip employee, Telefomin region, star Mountains,Papua New Guinea, 163 x 50 cm

Asmat shield, with ray fish head and lightening design incorporating flying foxes. Woven tassels affixed. Provenance: collected by Jim Elmslie, 1988, Asmat region, West Papua, 150 x 53 cm

War shield, wood with ochre design to face. A/F, Highlands region,Papua New Guinea, 120 x 40 cm

A war shield, with encrusted patina and circular ochre painted design. Woven binding to apex, Eastern Highlands,Papua New Guinea, 55 cm x 155 cm

A war shield, in oval form with symmetrical ochre painted design, Lai Valley, Southern Highlands,Papua New Guinea, 47 cm x 130 cm

A war shield, with anthropomorphic design bisected by a central black painted ridge, Southern Highlands Province,Papua New Guinea, 42 cm x 144 cm

A war shield, of oval form with a striking design in red, black and white, Southern Highlands Province,Papua New Guinea, 44 cm x 125 cm

A war shield, Sepik river area, Papua New Guinea, ochre on wood, 157 x 30 x 8 cm

An old war shield, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea, ochre on wood with feathers, 152 x 63 x 14 cm (not including feathers)

Papua New Guinea Highlands shield. Red, black & white natural pigments. Provenance: collected c1960 by Australian Patrol Officer, Ian Leslie Kelly, thence held in a private collection.

Papua New Guinea Telefomin shield. Relief carved reserves filled with lime and ochre. Twin cane strap handles. Collected 1960s (Burns Philp employee). 163 x 51 cm

Two long carved Asmat carved Shields. The panel shaped shields with hand holds to the reverse, relief carved and with natural colours. Length 183 cm. And 178 cm

Old Papua New Guinea Asmat shield of a elongated form, incised carved symbols with natural ochre infill, lug handle to verso, approx. 166 cm high

Rare West New Britain shield. Bears label attribution to the Kandrian area. Provenance Stafford collection. Height 138 cm. Width 33 cm

Three old Kina shells in original bark Wallets, Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, Papua New Guinea, [3], all fine early pre-European examples, 19th century. These were very important wealth objects with a long history of use in traditional exchang

Pay back doll Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands,Papua New Guinea, a finely made fibre doll that is old enough to have been used for ritual purposes. In older times if a person was killed by an enemy, the family of the slain person would make an effigy of th

A large war shield, mount Hagen area, Western Highlands Province, this fine shield with pecked design and ochre painting is similar to one that I sold to John Friede 20 years ago (see attached third image for a photo of the John Freide shield).' Todd B

War shield Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, this oval type of shield known as worrumbi was the most important type of shield for fighting in the Mendi Valley area. This old and well used shield is carved from hardwood with incised and painted des

War shield Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, this oval type of shield known as worrumbi was the most important type of shield for fighting in the Mendi Valley area. This old and used shield has a battle scarred front with painted geometric designs

Old war shield Telefomin area, star Mountains, West Sepik Province,Papua New Guinea, finely incised clan designs with ochre infill decoration and old patination. Provenance: Todd Barlin collection. Exhibited and Published in an exhibition: Oceanic arts Pac

An old war shield Telefomin area, star Mountains, West Sepik,Papua New Guinea, deeply incised clan designs with ochre infill decoration. Original rattan handle on back. Provenance: Todd Barlin collection. 150 x 53 cm

Old war shield, Simbai area,Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Schrader Ranges, Madang Province, finely carved with clan designs and very old patina. Some arrow and spear tips embedded in the front of this shield. Early 20th century. Provenance: Collected by Jack

Shield, Motu people, central Province, Papua New Guinea, 19th century, this type of shield was used along the coast between cape Possession & Hall sound and inland from these coastal areas. These shields are highly sought after by collectors because of the

War shield, Lumi area, Torricelli Mountains, West Sepik Province, late 19th century, Lumi shields are greatly appreciated for their beautiful kidney shaped form, this is a fine old example, deeply carved designs and signs of use in battle. Provenance: Coll

War shield, Wahgi Valley area, Western Highlands Province, this large and well used older shield has many battle scars and arrow holes. It is made from a dense hardwood. Trees of this size were long ago used by people who had to go further & further to

War shield Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, this oval type of shield known as worrumbi was the most important type of shield for fighting in the Mendi Valley area. This old and well used shield carved from hardwood with incised and painted design

War shield Mendi Valley, Southern Highlands Province, this oval type of shield known as worrumbi was the most important type of shield for fighting in the Mendi Valley area. This shield with an abstract anthropomorphic figure is of the rarest type. An old

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