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.

 

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).

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.

190227 - old Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield - Ethiopia

€400.00

190227 - old Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield - Ethiopia

€400.00

old Tribal Used African Ethiopian ceremonial shield - Ethiopia
An African warrior ceremonial shield from Ethiopia Metal shield covered in velvet with worked metal plates, late 19th early 20th century.
39 cm diameter. Fair condition , see the photo's

190130 - very old Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€300.00

190130 - very old Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€300.00

Antique Ethiopian Amhara Warrior shield with decorations.
This shield are 32 in diameter.
The Amhara peoples used these shields for battle and as prestige items to show rank and importance. This style was know to be used near the end of the 19th century. for condition off this used warrior shield look at the photo's, showing a good patina from age and used.
Diameter: 38 cm. This shield is used in 1896 in the Ethiopian - Italian war, near Adwa. The damaged are coming from this War.
See a similar example in the Musee Dapper's CHASSEURS ET GUERRIERS; AFRICA: The Art of a Continent, edited by Tom Phillips, (See p. 126 in the above-referenced volume and also, p. 69 in African Shields by Dieter Plaschke and Manfred A. Zirngibl,) see also Marc Ginzberg. AFRICAN FORMS, pp. 168, 171

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).


181201 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€390.00

181201 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

€390.00

A beautiful Ethiopian Amhara shield with decorations.
The Amhara peoples used these shields for battle and as prestige items to show rank and importance.
Overall fine condition, showing a good patina from age and use.
Size: 32 cm. diameter and begin 20th century.
See a similar example in the Musee Dapper's CHASSEURS ET GUERRIERS; AFRICA: The Art of a Continent, edited by Tom Phillips, (See p. 126 in the above-referenced volume and also, p. 69 in African Shields by Dieter Plaschke and Manfred A. Zirngibl,) see also Marc Ginzberg. AFRICAN FORMS, pp. 168, 171

181007 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case Ethiopia

€150.00

181007 - Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case Ethiopia

€150.00

Ethiopia: Tribal used Old African Ethiopian Afar sword with leather case.

Ethiopian sword which measures approximately 58 cm cm long (measurements taken when knife is enclosed in case).

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.