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AF525: Azande War Shield

  • AF525 : Azande War Shield
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AF525: Azande War Shield

An outstanding 19th century Azande war shield for the high ranking warrior. This finely woven wicker shield is in excellent condition with a good patina from age and use. There is a small loss of woven rattan at the bottom edge as expected for a shield of this age that was used in warfare. The original large wood handle is intact including the wicker stitching. The Azande tribe had three levels of warriors all with different types of shields with this type being the highest level called the Gbilija. Mounted on a custom base that turns for easy viewing of the front or back.     

Previously in the collection of Joel Cooner, Texas.

41" Tall by 18" Wide - Handle 15" x 10". 19th century, D.R. Congo, Africa.    ....$6500.00

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