Ceremonial shield, Cenderawasih Bay / Geelvink Bay, Irian Jaya - Papua New Guinea.
A fine Cenderawasih Bay / Geelvink Bay hourglass shaped ceremonial dance shield. It has a faceted surface and complex geometric polychrome painted design.
Condition; well patinated handle and obvious signs of wear and use.
On the backside is written in pencil: Zendelingsschool Klademak (=missionary school Klademak).
H: 88 cm - 34.6 inch.
Provenance: Frans Faber, Amsterdam. Sold.