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- Item name
- Indigenous name
- Associated cultural group
- Australia > Australia > South Australia > Central Australia > Ooldea
- Acquisition date
- January 01, 1950
- Acquisition method
- Foundation Donation from Ooldea Mission
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A medium sized broad shield of hard-wood. The entire surface is engraved and painted red. On the face, there is a horizontal line of dots that halves the shield. Below this line the surface has been engraved with straight parallel channels on a diagonal. Above the line the same pattern but in opposite diagonal orientation. The entire surface of the back has been engraved with broad shallow parallel channels, longitudinal to the vertical axis. Two horizontal lines isolate the handle. In the sections above and below the handle, there are engraved concentric circles of three and sometimes two lines, making two semi-circles per section, facing each other, their open sides on the edge of the shield.
The Foundation Donation comprises the items from L. P. Winterbotham's personal collection, which were donated to the University of Queensland in 1948 and form the basis of the Anthropology Museum.