Solomon Island Cane Shield-New Georgia-Melanesian Art-Oceanic Art
The Solomon Islands art scholar Deborah Waite explains that the cane shields with pointed tops come from New Georgia and were called “lave kubere” and were “regarded as special shields owned by only by chiefs and used in land transactions, ever for fighting” (Waite & Conru, 2008, p. 137.) This example is quite fine with black design and a pointed bottom. It dates to the late 19th century, is 35 ¼” (89.3 cm) in height.