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Early 20th C. Australian Wood Parrying Shield

Western Australia, Aboriginal peoples, ca. early 20th century CE. A fantastic example of a parrying shield, made from dense Mulga wood, with incised possum tooth decoration on the front. Red pigment decorates the face, while the back has two cutout rectangular areas for holding the shield in place. Size: 7.4" W x 21.65" H (18.8 cm x 55 cm); 24.15" H (61.3 cm) on included custom stand.

Condition: Some wear to the wood surface, including chips, nicks, and deposits. Small areas of loss to the pigment.

Provenance: private Newport Beach, California, USA collection

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