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191205 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Jinka shield - Ethiopia


Antique Ethiopian Warrior shield with decorations.
The Jinka peoples used these shields for battle and as prestige items to show rank and importance. The base material of this shield is leather. This style was know to be used near the end of the 19th century. for codition off this used warrior shield look at the photo's, showing a good patina from age and used.
Diameter: 43 cm.
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