Papua New Guinea, Sepik River area

photo 1Papua New Guinea, Sepik River area
Wood & pigment
Relief carved and painted with lime, soot and various ochres.
The designs on the shield represents spirits and ancestors that are intended to frighten the enemy and protect the owners during battle.
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One Response to “Papua New Guinea, Sepik River area”
  1. bijoo says:

    I happened upon this image. Do you still have this? Where did it end up? Do you have any other Papua New Guinea objects?

    Thanks

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