Parrying Shield – Highlands

SKU: OA-205.1018 Category:


Medium: Wood, Cane, Traces of white, turquoise and orche pigments
Dimensions: H. 29
Origin: Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Provenance: James Pongrass collection, James Davidson Collection, Melbourne, Australia 1973
Davidson was a well known collector and author on numerous works on Aboriginal and Pacific Island Art
Sotheby's New York, May 6, 1998, lot 64
Exhibited: Private Museum, Xiamen, China 2011, University of Houston Community College 2015

New Guinea, Highlands, Parrying shield of irregular form, the flat wooden plane tapered and rounded at the base bulging the sides and pierced at the top for attachment of a thick handle overplayed with woven reeds framed by pointed triangular sections; dark brown patina with traces of white turquoise and ochre. (Ref. Sotheby's 1998, #64)