African Tribal Art - Shield, Taposa/Turkana Culture, Sudan/Kenya

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Taposa/Turkana Culture, South Sudan/Kenya
Hide, wood
17 inches (43 cm) high, 9 inches (23 cm) wide, as based
Early 20th century
Ex Bryan Reeves, London

In this small leather shield typical of the region known as an upwal, the concave hide is attached to a reed spine with plaiting to form a strong grip. Mounted on a custom base.


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