Unknown

(Australia  – )

A rare shield

Location
Not on display
Further information

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.

Place of origin
South Australia, Australia
Flinders Ranges, South Australia, Australia
Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Media
Woodwork
Medium
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
Accession number
238.2018