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Shield

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Physical description

An oval, concave wooden shield with inverted longitudinal edges and a handle carved from the solid form, sitting flush with the posterior surface. There are transverse incisions on the centre of the anterior surface and the shield is pigmented red overall.

Statement of significance

The Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection comprises 260 Aboriginal artefacts including weapons, ornaments and stone implements.

The Professor Henry and Luise Krips collection comprises a wide range of artefacts from all mainland states and the Northern Territory. Henry Krips was a symphony orchestra director and his work often took him and his wife Luise to Europe and Great Britain where they would purchase artefacts for their collection and bring them back to Australia.

Physical description

On display at the National Museum of Australia.

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