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.
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 Location||64 Elizabeth Street, Paddington, NSW, 2021, Sydney, Australia|
|Correspondence to||PO Box 157 Paddington, NSW, 2021 Australia|