Pre-contact Rare New Guinea Shield, Ex. Friede Collection
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Pre-contact Rare New Guinea Shield, ex. Friede Collection
A rare pre-contact, stone-carved New Guinea shield, Josephstahl area, Madang Province. This is one of a handful of extant shields from this remote area of New Guinea. Reference "Shields of Melanesia" by Harry Beran and Barry Craig that illustrate the only two ever publised before-from Lynda Cunningham's 1975 Myers sale catalog in New York. The present shield is 19th century, has a great aged black patina and comes from the John Friede Collection. It is 21"(53.4cm) in height.