What is good in life? To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women. How do you take what is good in life? By smashing some fucking skulls with these Papua New Guinean war shields that our friends at Oobject have assembled.

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Shield, Western Highlands, Bayer River area, New Guinea Constructed from an old 44 Gallon Drum


Phantom 1989 Civil War Shield


1970s Phantom war shield with car insignia belt buckle


Phantom, man of the match, mi nonap die


Phantom shield from Papua New Guinea in the Pitt Rivers Museum


Fighting Shield, Phantom, Mid-Wahgi Valley


Phantom Shield New Guinea Minj area, Western Highlands ca. 1980s


Phantom super hero shield from the western highlands of New Guinea


626 Phantom v Evil Shield


Phantom Shield, Man I no save dai


626 (party all night) Phantom vs evil


Phantom Shield New Guinea Banz area, Western Highlands ca, 1960-80s


Phantom Warrior


Phantom, beware of the man who never die


Wahgi people, Korkor Village, Wahgi Valley, Papua New Guinea Fantom c. 1998