African Tribal Art - Hide shield, Arussi, Ethiopia

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African Tribal Art - Hide shield, Arussi, Ethiopia


This dramatic leather shield is from the Arussi of Ethiopia. Made out of very thick hide, it has red pigment which is associated with a successful battle. The surface is very detailed please see close-up photos below. It has one native repair, and measures 28 wide. Early to mid-20th century.  #3096  SOLD
 

African Tribal Art - Hide shield, Arussi, Ethiopia, back view

African Tribal Art - Hide shield, Arussi, Ethiopia, detail

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