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