Central Desert Mulga Wood Fluted Shield

Item TB24 - $400 

This Item was sold for $400

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This fine Central Desert fluted Mulga wood shield was collected in Australia 60-70 years ago by a Hollywood set director to use as a prop in his movie productions. The previous owner said that this shield starred in the 1963 movie Cleopatra (with Elizabeth Taylor?). I haven't seen this movie since I was a teenager so I can't verify this claim. No matter what it's history, it is a fine collectable artifact. The shield is in very fine condition except for a pair of small edge dings at both the top and bottom (see photo), a small natural crack at one end and a couple of natural knots. Length = 65 cm. Weight = 896 gm

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