Ethiopian shields.

Ethiopian shields come in variety of designs and decorations (beads, silver strips etc.). They are made of various media that include, wood, metal, vegetable fiber (rattan or raffia). Leather is preferable for the hide is strong and resistant. The hide used is from the buffalo, rhinoceros and elephant. The visual effect, the functionality and practical purposes of the piece dictated the form a shield should take. A good shield should offer a maximum of protection. The material used should be strength and durable. Almost all peoples of Africa made usage of the shield. In many cultures, shields like this were known as a defensive weapon, used by the warriors during combat. Shields were also displayed as emblems of status or rank and also as accessories of dance during festival or commemorative ceremonies or after a victory.

 

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180906 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield - Ethiopia

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180906 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield - Ethiopia

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A beautiful Ethiopian ceremonial shield with metal decorations. 
Size: 42 cm. Diameter 19th or begin 20th century.





180713 - Nice & Rare Tribal Used Ethiopian African Leather shield

€725.00

180713 - Nice & Rare Tribal Used Ethiopian African Leather shield

€725.00

A round, black Leather Ethiopian shield of skin.

Size: c. 62 cm. 19th or begin 20th century.








180911 Old Tribal used Ethiopian Leather Amhara shield.

€550.00

180911 Old Tribal used Ethiopian Leather Amhara shield.

€550.00

A round, black Leather Ethiopian shield of skin.
Size: 36 cm. end 19th or begin 20th century.

180940 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€675.00

180940 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€675.00

Antique Ethiopian Warrior shield with decorations.

Diameter: 48 cm.
This shield is used in 1896 in the Ethiopian - Italian war, near Adwa. The damaged are coming from this War.
This shield comes from a Italian collector and is found in 1896 in the hills around Adwa. (North Ethiopia).

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180712 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Leather shield.

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180712 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Leather shield.

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A round, black Leather Ethiopian shield of skin.

Size: c. 64 cm. 19th or begin 20th century.






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170101 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield.

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170101 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield.

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A beautiful Ethiopian ceremonial shield with metal decorations.

Size: 42 cm. Diameter 19th or begin 20th century.






180946 - very old Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€550.00

180946 - very old Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€550.00

Antique Ethiopian Warrior shield with decorations.
Diameter: 38 cm.
This shield is used in 1896 in the Ethiopian - Italian war, near Adwa. The damaged are coming from this War.
This shield comes from a Italian collector and is found in 1896 in the hills around Adwa. (North Ethiopia).


180941 - Large Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara Sword - Ethiopia

€750.00

180941 - Large Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara Sword - Ethiopia

€750.00

Large Antique Ethiopian Warrior Sword with decorations.

Long: 99 cm. This sword is used in 1896 in the Ethiopian - Italian war, near Adwa.
This sword comes from a Italian collector and is found in 1896 in the hills around Adwa. (North Ethiopia).

171007 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case.

€225.00

171007 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case.

€225.00

Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case.

Large Ethiopian sword which measures approximately 60 cm long (measurements taken when knife is enclosed in case).
This is a rare Shield found in the Ethiopian country.