Lot 31: An Oksipmin war shield; Mountain Ok

People: Telefolmin
Papua New Guinea
H: 68 1/2"
Of classical form, the large shield boldly decorated with classical linear and geometric motifs; pigments largely intact in red, white, and black. Fine old example, retaining the handle made from woven vine. On a custom base.

Collected in the field by Dr. Gerald Bloom as part of the Harvard expeditions to New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in the 1950's.

Price Realized: $3,250

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