Shield

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Registration number
10322
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Eastern region
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
October 26, 1967 
Acquisition method
Bequest from Father Leo Hayes 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A large broad shield of dark coloured hard-wood. The entire surface of both the face and the back has been engraved with thin parallel channels, converging above and below the centre creating two broad connected X’s and leaving a lozenge shaped area in the middle. The face is painted with a broad X in black, with the back ground either having been weathered or painted dark brown. The entire surface of the back has been painted red with three of the channels having been painted black, creating an X above and an X below the handle area.

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