Lot 97: A fine and old Telefomin war shield

A fine and old Telefomin war shield, Oksipmin people; Papua New Guinea

The shield with classical design of X-shaped stylized central pattern with curvilinear ends, the outer perimeter serrated; fine old surface patina and original handle. A lovely and powerful example. H. 58 1/4"

Property of a Midwestern private collector

Field collected by John C. Edler over 20 years ago

Estimate: $2,500 - $3,500

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