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shield, parrying

AAA3767
World Cultures

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Collection World Cultures, Pacific
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (Australasia / Oceania) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display

Object details:

Object ID AAA3767
Description Australian aboriginal parrying shield. A long narrow shield with a hand grip carved at the back. The front is carved in diamond patterns. Collected by Sir John Franklin or his wife Jane, while he was governor of Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). It is mounted as part of a trophy.
Date made 1837-43

Place made Australia
Credit On loan to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, from the Hopton Hall Derbyshire Collection. Kindly lent by the Gell Muniment Trustees
Materials wood, soft
Measurements Overall: 50 x 800 x 100 mm
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