Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • unknown Australian Aboriginal maker
  • shield, late 1800s–1944
  • Where object was made: Australia
  • wood, pigment, carving
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 67 x 25 x 7.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 26 3/8 x 9 13/16 x 2 15/16 in
  • Gift of Karl F. Baldwin
  • Not on display
  • 2007.2847

The oval shield has a recessed handle in the center back. The back is covered with red pigment. The front is decorated with red and black vertical stripes defined with white dots.