ABORIGINAL FULTED WUNDA SHIELD W/ THIN PROFILE

Origin:  Australia, Western Desert     (Provenance: from an old collection in Scotland)

Period/Date:  Early to mid 20th century        

Materials:   hardwood, ocher, pipe clay

Description:  This classic example with fluted zig zag pattern, features a nice desirable thin profile which is a characteristic of quality and old world craftsmanship.  Judging by its tool marks it appears to be stone or shell carved.  Its face is not totally flat, but follows the natural curvature of the wood (see side view below).   Good condition with minor dings and wear from use.  Dry varied patina overall except for the handle region.  Note that a custom stand is not furnished but maybe requested.

Dimensions:   Length 23.75"  (60.5 cm), Width 5.25"  (13.5 cm)

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