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.


Be sure to also check out these super hero debuts and people riding bombs (because that sounds totally safe).

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