The collection includes a number of Papua New Guinea & West Papuan shields that exemplify the artistic warfare culture of the region. Shields represented practical and aesthetic objects for protecting one’s self in tribal warfare, but also in ritual & ancestor worship. Shields are adorned with powerful motifs, colour and symbolism to protect the carrier from magic or imbue fear in the opponent.


If you have a similar “object” for sale please contact me for the best price and honest advice by a Government approved valuer 

To see many more rare items and the finest masterpieces, please make an appointment with us to visit the gallery.

For all enquires, please contact Todd Barlin, Director of Oceanic Arts Australia

 Phone(61 2) 9328 2512
 mobile(61) 409 560 316
 Gallery Location64 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, Sydney, Australia