Shield

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Registration number
3234
Item name
Shield 
Category
Shield
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Not applicable > Central Australia
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Collector
Mr Gordon Sweeney 
Acquisition date
November 01, 1949 
Acquisition method
Donated by Mr Gordon Sweeney 
Dimensions
H: W: L: D: Circum:

Description

A medium length broad shield of a light coloured soft-wood. The entire surface of both the face and the back has been painted red and engraved with parallel straight vertical channels. The face appears to have been painted with white dots over the entire surface. The words “Central Australia” have been painted on the handle area.

Research notes

Items 3001 to 3324 were the Anthropological Society of Queensland Collection which was donated at the foundation of the Anthropology Museum in 1949.

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