Lot 176 - The Todd Barlin Collection - Sale as0213

Lot 176
A War Shield, Mount Hagen Area, Highlands Province, this is an old and well used shield with pecked and painted designs, the back with original wood cross handle grip.

Provenance: Collected by Ian Downs(1915-2004); Downs was an Australian colonial patrol officer, that first went on patrol in the Mount Hagen area in 1938, he later became deputy administrator in the 1950's.
139 x 62cm
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000

Sold for $4,200

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