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Title

Parrying shield

Artist

Unknown

Australia

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  • Details

    Other Title
    A rare shield
    Alternative title
    A rare shield
    Places where the work was made
    South Australia Australia
    Flinders Ranges South Australia Australia
    Broken Hill New South Wales Australia
    Cultural origin
    Southeast region
    Media categories
    Woodwork , Painting , Sculpture
    Materials used
    carved hardwood
    Dimensions
    57.6 cm high
    Credit
    Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation Purchase 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    238.2018
    Artist information
    Unknown

    Works in the collection

    1,094

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  • About

    This beautifully carved shield features zigzagging concentric designs that cover the entireity of the distinct three dimensional form. This style is distinct from the parrying shield and broad shields most commonly associated with the Aboriginal groups of New South Wales and is perhaps related to Aboriginal people connected to the Broken Hill area of New South Wales, or those across the border in South Australia, or even the interaction between people from these areas.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Broken Hill, South Australia

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