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AF620: Ethiopian Shield

  • AF620 : Ethiopian Shield
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AF620: Ethiopian Shield

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

27" diameter. Early 20th century, Ethiopia, Africa.    ....$1500.00

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