Shield

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Registration number
1517
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Not applicable > South coast and riverine region
Map
Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
July 01, 1951 
Acquisition method
by Mrs L. MacGillivray 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A small thin shield of light coloured hard-wood. The face has been engraved with semi-circles placed along the exterior margins of the shield and organized into concentric shells of reducing size. Each of these “layers” has then been filled with evenly spaced dashes connecting each concentric ring. The dashes are orientated perpendicular to the concentric rings. Both terminal tips of the shield have been shaped like a “fish tail”, “M”. The shield has a composite handle.

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