Shield

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
A large wooden shield pointed at both ends with a slight outward curve. Carved from a single piece of wood. The handle is centrally located on the interior edge of the shield while the exterior edge is intricately carved with a spiral plant-like design. There is a fierce looking mythological face in the upper centre, with four protruding fangs. Painted brown.
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Media/Materials
Wood.
Production place
Department Collection Type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1972/129/50

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