Lot: 57

96th Auction

Parrying shield "wunda"

Western Australia

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Willem Zwiep, Amsterdam, The Netherlands L: 24 inch 2000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

wood, lime, red ochre,
"Wunda" were used in fighting for protection against spears and boomerangs. They were also carried by performers in ritual contexts, especially when reenacting specific episodes from the Dream Time.