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Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

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Aboriginal breastplate for Bulgra, King of Arremutta 1920

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A crescentic brass breastplate with a hole at the edge of each horn to attach a chain. "Bulgra / King of Arremutta / 1920" is engraved on the centre of the anterior surface. A kangaroo is engraved on the left horn, an emu on the right horn, and a snake is engraved transversally between the two and incorporated into the inscription. A 540 mm length of chain is attached at each end.

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