Aboriginal Shield , circa 1900 Ex Robert Kroll, Oceanic Art Society, Australia

Beautifully carved shield, featuring diagonal and linear patterns, featuring a piercing through the shield. Red ochre pigment. Old varnish on the back which was a procedure common with Collectors and Museums in the 18th/ 19th Century. Some chipping to edges as visible expected on an old used shield. The piercing probably happened during a skirmish, perhaps even a bullet. 
Ex Robert Kroll, Brisbane - ex Secretary of the Oceanic Art Society
Ex US Collection, Ex German Collection
H63cm W13cm
Price on request