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Shield

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Physical description

Red pigmented elliptical wooden shield, with a handle carved flush with the concave posterior surface. On the posterior surface the shield is incised with birds, reptiles, fish and footprints together with abstract images. On the anterior surface are two large convoluted snakes, four small snakes, an emu, and series of animal tracks.

Physical description

On display at the National Museum of Australia.

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