An Fine Old First Australian Painted Shield Central Australia
|Size||66cm x 21cm|
A Fine Old First Australian Painted Shield Central Australia
This finely carved and painted shield is from the Central Australia area. The shield has incised linear striations on both sides and was coated with a background of red ochre. The front of the shield is brightly painted blue, red & yellow depicting an abstract snake outlined in blue. Painted shields were used for dancing during important ceremonies.
Provenance: The Todd Barlin Collection of New Guinea Oceanic Art
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