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Tribal, Jewelry, Art, Coins, and Asian

Sat, Sep 16, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 231

Papua New Guinea Decorative Shield

Estimate: $100 - $200

Bid Increments

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$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
Intricately carved wooden shield (or "story-board") by an Asmat artisan with two figures scaling the height of the piece and another two figures sitting astride. Measures approximately 38" x 16" x 1" and is in fine shape with expected age-related wear (some chipping, rubbing). Large shipping item. Please inquire regarding shipping rates prior to bidding. From the carefully curated collection of a Pan Am flight attendant, in service between the years of 1954 and 1984. Her many travels took her through Central America, Europe, Africa, Asia and the South Pacific. Keywords: South Papua, Indonesia, Indonesian, wood carving, artwork