Eastern Highlands Shield/New Guinea Art/Oceanic Art It is all too rare in New Guinea art to have the actual name of the artist recorded with the object. Thankfully we have it here with this beautiful Eastern Highlands shield from the Jolika Collection of Marcia and John Friede. It was created by Kanman of Kinuri village, Kamano people. Locally it would have been called “hanko” and the design is said to be lightening coming down from the spirits living in the clouds. The shield has an impressive provenance as being sold at Sotheby’s Paris December 5, 2007 and later published in the important book “New Guinea Highlands: Art from the Jolika Collection” fig. 6.16, page 125. The shield is 53” (134.6 cm) tall, dates to the early 20th century, has numerous arrow tips still embedded in the surface and the price is available upon request. Questions?