Shield

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Registration number
10535
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Queensland > Eastern region
Map
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 light coloured hard-wood that has weathered dark brown. The surface of the face appears to be engraved with thin shallow parallel straight lines that don’t appear to form a pattern. This channeling may be a result of the reducing method to shape the surface. There are large splatters of pale green/blue paint on the face that appears modern and a result of accident. The back appears to have shallow thin parallel straight channels. There are large areas of water staining.

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