Lot 62: A Fine Asmat shield

A Fine Asmat shield, Northeastern Asmat; Tchitak region (Area C); Irian Jaya

The shield of monumental form, the surface with three stacked sets of radiating four-part circular motifs in black, white and pinkish-red; the top with stylized face and an area of old damage to the proper left side. The Handle large and well balanced. Most certainly made for traditional use. H. 79"

Property of a New York Private Collector

Ex. Private Dutch collection.

Price Realized: $300

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