TLF ID R7580
This is a group of four wooden Aboriginal shields from south-eastern Australia, collected in the 19th century. This type of shield is rounded and tapers to a point at either end. Each shield is uniquely carved and painted by its maker. The shields range in size from 87.4 cm to 133.0 cm in length, 20 cm to 28.5 cm in width and 1.5 cm to 5.4 cm in depth.