DETAIL: Mary MARABAMBA Fish trap No 27 #3017-01 2001 jungle vine, bush string Purchased 2002
 
Artist UNKNOWN | Rainforest shield

 
UNKNOWN, Artist
Australia  
Rainforest shield c.1900
Painting
natural pigments on wood
97.0 (h) x 32.0 (w) x 9.5 (d) cm
Purchased 1989
NGA 1989.341
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Specialist advice was given about the provenance of this object suggesting the shield was made perhaps 10 to 20 years either side of 1900. The size, shape and decoration of the shield indicate it was made around Kuranda in the rainforest area. Other places in the area associated with these shields include Yarrabah, Russell River, Bellenden-Ker and Everton.

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