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Title

A rare shield


Artist

Unknown

Australia


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.


Details


Media category

Woodwork


Materials used

carved hardwood


Dimensions

57.6 cm high


Credit

A Sydney Modern acquisition, purchased with funds provided by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation 2018


Location

Not on display


Accession number

238.2018


Artist information

Unknown

Works in the collection

527


Place

Where the work was made
Broken Hill, South Australia