Here is a very rare wooden war shield from the Frieda River of the Upper Sepik River region. The Frieda River originates in Papua New Guinea’s Central Mountain Range and flows from the south into the Sepik between the Leonard Schultze and May Rivers. There are only a small handful of shields known from this area—one collected by G. and M. Schuster in 1965/7 illustrated in Art of the Sepik River by S. Grueb, 1985, fig. 5 and the other collected by M. I. Lissauer in 1968 illustrated in Shields of Melanesia, F. 4.11. The present shield is ex. Kelly Rollings of Tucson, dates to the mid 20th century or before, is 58 ½” (148.7 cm) in height and the price is available upon request. Questions?