Shield Central Australia End Of XIXth - Beginning Of XXth Century

Frédéric Coridon


Central australia
End of the 19th century - beginning of the 20th century
H .: 70; L .: 20.5 cm

Oblong monoxyl shield carved from light wood. It is convex on one part and straight on the other. The latter has a cylindrical cavity allowing the hand to slip into the thickness of the shield and serving as a handle.

It is said that during initiatory rites the young boys were given a blank shield, as is the case here, which he then had to paint with patterns that were to protect the young man in his future battles.

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Condition Very good state
980 €
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