Shield

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Photography Carl Warner

Registration number
28558
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
Unrecorded  
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > > >
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Collector
Unrecorded 
Acquisition date
 
Acquisition method
Unrecorded by Unrecorded 
Raw material
hardwood, acrylic paint
Dimensions
H: 370 mm W: 150 mm L: D: Circum:

Description

A medium sized wide shield of light coloured light-wood. The entire surface of the face is decorated. A rectangle shaped shield with a thick red band around the outer edge, an inner band of white also circumscribes the shield. From this white band, two thinner white lines that are bordered with black paint, peel off at two points at the top of the rectangle and create two curves down the face before reconnecting with the outer white band at the bottom of the motif. The central motif has three large black dots, bordered with a thick white line. All three are orientated along the vertical axis and placed in a red field that has been dotted with yellow. There is no decoration, nor engraving on the back of the shield.

Research notes

Possibly made for the Queensland based 'Aboriginal Creations' [ref exhibition label]

From the exhibition 'Snake Relations', curated by Diana Young, UQ Anthropology Museum October 2015 - February 2016

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