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Incised with abstract designs, traces of red ochre
Old dry dark, smooth patina
Early to Mid 19th Century
Size: 87.5cm long – 34½ ins long
cf Finch and Co catalogue no. 2, item no. 2 for another Aboriginal shield
Aborigines were closely attached to their land and to everything within that land and this powerful relationship is reflected in their art. A great deal of aboriginal art contains designs representing segments of their country. Thus all Aboriginal art has something to say and traditionally rested on the need for explanation by the designers owner and maker. Made to communicate ideas to specific persons or groups of persons the design would serve as a vehicle through which a vision of the natural world could be conveyed.
|Height||87.50 cm||(34.45 inches)|