An Early Shield, North Queensland

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Lot 4
An Early Shield, North Queensland

Sold for AU$ 30,500 (US$ 23,615) inc. premium
An Early Rainforest Shield, North East Queensland
bears catalogue number 'NEQLD62' on the reverse
natural earth pigments and carved wood
Length: 86.5cm

Footnotes

  • PROVENANCE:
    Lord McAlpine of West Green, The London House Collection of Australian Aboriginal Artefacts, Perth, Western Australia, Catalogue number 'NEQLD 62'
    Sotheby's, Aboriginal & Oceanic Art, 25 November 2007, lot 22
    Private collection

    This early shield is one of the ten rainforest shields that formed part of Lord McAlpine's dramatic display at London House in Perth where more than 350 Aboriginal artefacts were hung on one expansive feature wall. A photocopy of a photograph of The London House display is sold with this lot.
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