Aboriginal warrior, Northeastern Queensland, Australia, 1910 The subject poses with a large fighting club and a shield of the Queensland rainforest type, decorated with a characteristically vibrant totemic design. Around his neck he wears a so-called King breast plate. Annotation on reverse reads: His Majesty King Yei-i-nie of Cairns, NQ
Origin: Australia, Central Desert, possibly Northern territory Period/Date: Likely first quarter of the 20th century Materials: Mulga wood Description: This stunning "hooked" or "number 7" boomerang is presented on a custom wood display stand. It is decorated on both sides of the head and neck with pokerwork dotting in meandering totemic patterns.