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AF572: Ethiopian Shield

  • AF572 : Ethiopian Shield
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AF572: Ethiopian Shield

War shield from the Arrusi people of Ethiopia. A fine round example with high relief bump pattern, and intricate surface patterning. The buffalo hide is formed into a purposeful pattern that may distinguish the status of the owner. There is a nice native sewn repair and the patina is good and dark from age and use.     

28" diameter. 19th or early 20th century, Ethiopia, Africa.    ....$2250.00

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