Shield

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Registration number
1518
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 medium sized shield of light coloured hard-wood. The face has been engraved with parallel vertical channels in the top and bottom sections with a panel of horizontal channels in the middle section. The back has been engraved or incised with “shark teeth” indents forming straight parallel vertical lines. There are also engraved straight parallel lines. There appears to be some red colouring in the handle area and very slight evidence of red colouring on the face.

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