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ANTIQUE AUSTRALIAN ABORIGINAL SHIELD, CIRCA 1900
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Central Desert Australian Aboriginal shield in concave form, circa 1900 A.D.
DETAILS: both sides of the shield are covered with deeply incised longitudinal grooves finished with red ochre, the handle is carved deeply into the reverse side, some of the ochre coating at the sharp edges is worn through to the wood, shield has beautiful old patina, no artificial colors or paint.
CONDITION: no cracks or repairs.
MEASUREMENTS: Length: 25 inches (64,2 cm). Width: 9 inches (23cm). Depth: 4 inches (10,8 cm)


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