Boiken Shield - Papua New Guinea - SOLD
Material: Wood and pigment
Dimensions: 52" height x 22 1/2" wide and 8" depth
Country: Koiken region, Papua New Guinea
This early 20th century war shield is from the
Koiken area in the hills behind the Weak in
the Sepik Province. The wood is incised with
abstract designs to protect in times of war. A
shield such as this one, will make a fine addition
for collectors of Oceanic art.
Included is a custom-made metal stand. With the stand
the shield measures 57 1/2" height.