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OCEANIC ART FROM THE ESTATE OF LYNDA CUNNINGHAM

Mendi Shield, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
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OCEANIC ART FROM THE ESTATE OF LYNDA CUNNINGHAM

Mendi Shield, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Mendi Shield, Southern Highlands, Papua New Guinea

Provenance

Lynda Cunningham, New York

Catalogue Note

Discussing a Mendi shield in the Jolika Collection at the de Young, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Friede notes that such shields were worn 'slung over the shoulder, protecting the side of the man carrying it while his hands are free for using his weapons' (Friede, 2005, p. 192).

Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas

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