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180911 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

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180911 - Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara shield - Ethiopia

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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: 36 cm. Diameter 19th or 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