Africa | Shield ("Tafa" or "Gasha") from the Amhara people of Ethiopia | ca 19th - 20th century | Hide + silver

Amhara peoples Creation Place/Dates: Ethiopia, Early century-early century Title: Shield ("Tafa" or "Gasha") Medium: Hide and silver Dimensions: 18 x 18 x in. x x 20 cm) , 18 x 18 x in. , x x 20 cm

Africa | "Ndome" shield from the Kikuyu people of Kenya | Wood and pigments | 19th century || November 2013 Catalogue, pg 67

"Ndome" shield from the Kikuyu people of Kenya - Wood and pigments - century - November 2013 Catalogue, pg 67

Africa | Shield from the Azande people of DR Congo | Basketry with wooden frame and grip board | ca. late 1800s - early 1900s.

Shield from the Azande people of the DRC (Africa), late Basketry with wooden frame and grip board

Africa | Shield "kalengula" from the Songye people of the DR Congo | Wood, dyed with black, white and red pigment | The "bwadi bwa kifwebe" society has special huts called "kiobo" where they keep their masks. The walls are draped with shields like the present one, carrying small "kifwebe" masks in the centre, which are looked upon as guardians of the huts.

Shield "kalengula" from the Songye people of the DR Congo

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