201032 - Antique Tribal Used African Ethiopian Amhara leather shield - Ethiopia
Antique Ethiopian Warrior shield with decorations.
A beautiful Ethiopian Amhara shield with leather 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: 35 cm. diameter and begin 20th century.
for codition off this used warrior shield look at the photo's, showing a good patina from age and used.
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