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Rainforest shield
(c. 1900)

Medium
natural pigments on hardwood
Measurements
74.1 × 31.8 × 5.4 cm
Place/s of Execution
Queensland
Accession Number
2011.167
Department
Indigenous Art
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Felton Bequest, 2011
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Gallery location
Gallery 5
Level 2, NGV Australia
Description
Unusual hardwood shield of ovoid shape, bearing a design that may be interpreted as 'drops of blood and scratches on nose from which blood is obtained for decorative use'.