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NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD

NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
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NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD
NEW GUINEA BLACKWATER SHIELD

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Carved blackwater shield made from solid timber, height 1.85m (73in), width 45.7cm (18in); purchased at The Isaac's Gallery, Toronto in 1986 for $1200.00; the shield has an old split and repair down the middle left side; Note: shields were used in some areas of New Guinea for protection during conflict; not every individual was allowed to carry a shield and initiates had to compete for the right to carry while in other areas, only senior men were permitted