Shield

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Registration number
2616
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
January 01, 1953 
Acquisition method
by Mrs Holland 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A small shield of light coloured light-wood. The face is painted with alternately red and white bands. There are eight red bands, the four in the middle much thicker. Both tips are red. A horizontal line has been carved 6cm in from both tips. The wood grain is very fibrous. The back has been painted with three red and two white bands both sides of the handle area which is unpainted but stained dark from possible handling.

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