Shield

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Registration number
1521
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 very dark hard-wood. The profile of the shield presents a “hill like” contour with a pronounced middle section. The face is engraved or incised with an overlapping “teeth” pattern in the top and bottom sections of the face. The centre section is highly polished and encircled by two lines of incised “teeth”. There is some unknown red colouring on the face. The back is polished smooth with splatters of paint unlikely to be decoration.

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