This ancient shield comes from the mouth of the Ramu River, possibly even Manam Island . It has a classic ancestral spirit face carved in high relief. The shield is bisected by a medial ridge with recumbent figures on each end. On either side of the ridge, at the ends, are incised patterns of classic north coast New Guinea scroll motifs. There an traces of old red pigments still extant. Pierre Langois field collected the shield in the early 1970s and was then acquired by Chris Boylan about ten years ago. The shield dates to the 19th century, is 43 ½” (110.5 cm) in height, and the price is available upon request. Questions?