Australia Unknown – Unknown
19th - 20th Century
Rainforest Region, Queensland, Australia
Materials & Technique: sculptures, woodwork, natural earth pigments on wood
Specialist advice was given about the provenance of this object suggesting the shield was made perhaps 10 to 20 years either side of 1900. The size, shape and decoration of the shield indicate it was made around Kuranda in the rainforest area. Other places in the area associated with these shields include Yarrabah, Russell River, Bellenden-Ker and Everton.
Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra