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A Rarely Encountered African Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1950   item# 1253884 (stock# TA-5-mk)

A Rarely Encountered African Shield
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$1450.00 

While catalogued as Tussi in the collection from which it was acquired, shields of this general type could at one time be seen in Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Northwest Tanzania and even Eastern Zaire. This style, in various forms, was used not only by the Tussi but also by the Kiga, Hutu, Fuliro and even by some Lega. In oval form with woven cane packed with mud, kaolin and ochre pigment coloring that is banded around a white center with a wood protrusion. The back slightly concave with a sturdy w ...click for details


Unusual Antique African Hide Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1920   item# 1246701 (stock# TA-004-tgs)

Unusual Antique African Hide Shield
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$850.00 

While the construction and decorative design suggests that this unusual shield may be from the southern Sudan, Somalia or even Ethiopia the shape and handle do not. The sturdy, cured hide, rolled rim and geometric designs are all reminiscent of the region yet the long, contoured oval is a shape we shave not previously encountered. The surface is very worn from use and age, obscuring much of the traditional design on the face and is dark from rubbing with oil or fat. The designs are apparent on ...click for details


Antique Abyssinian type Shield

Catalogue: Antiques: Regional Art: African: Weapons: Pre 1910   item# 1246488 (stock# TA-051-MD)

Antique Abyssinian type Shield
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$650.00 

While this type of shield is often called Abyssinian, it is also widely used in Ethiopia. The everted rim dipping to a shallow channel and rising to dome is a very efficient design for deflecting spears and arrows. The motif designs of rings, dots and cross hatch in bands bands are typical for this type of shield and are muted with the effects of use and age. These shields often have a caring strap attached to the rim as evidenced by the two punched holes in this shield to which the strap woul ...click for details


Leather and Pigment Shield, Naga People India

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: India: Pre 1950   item# 1015654 (stock# I-1-jb)

 Leather and Pigment Shield, Naga People India
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$2000.00 

From the Konyak People of Northeast India, a hide shield with pigment designs and dyed goat hair tassels. In very good condition this shield is from a Santa Fe collection. It is constructed of thick leather from the Water Buffalo and ornamented with white kaolin, charcoal and red goat hair tassels. The shield grip is of woven cane and is well patinated from use. The carrying sling, while worn remains in place. There are some scuffs and edge wear but the over all condition is very good. Mid 20th ...click for details


Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1970   item# 994192 (stock# TNG-565-lm)

Mendi People War Shield, Papua New Guinea
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$1000.00 

From the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, a hard wood war shield in traditional Mendi style. The somewhat ovoid shaped shield has a medial ridge, culminating in a spike at the top. The traditional pattern on the face of the shield is applied with pigment and ash. The concave back shows a grip of a hemp like material which appears to be original. Edge wear but no cracks or losses. Ex. Edward Sklar Collection. Size 47"H x 17.5W. C. 1970


New Guinea Highlands War Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Weapons: Pre 1950   item# 994187 (stock# TNG-6-lm)

New Guinea Highlands War Shield
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$1200.00 

A hardwood war shield in the style of the Hunstein Mountain region. The top has twine lacing for the placement of cassowary feathers or other enhancements. Both the grip and sling appears to be of a well used, rope like material. The traditional, regional pattern was applied with pigment and commercial paint and shows losses from use. There are areas that appear to be impregnated with wood smoke. Some minor edge losses but in overall good condition. Size, 51.5"H x 16"W. Mid 20th C


Bontoc Moro War Shield, Northern Luzon

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Pre 1920   item# 994055 (stock# TPH4ae)

 Bontoc Moro War Shield, Northern Luzon
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A vintage Philippine war shield from the Bontoc, an Igorot People, Northern Luzon. This shield is made of darkened wood with metal and rattan binding. It shows wear and losses from use and age as well as a small amount of loss to insect activity.The front has a medial ridge that rises at center. The concave back has an integrated, carved grip. C, 1910 39.5"H x 12"W.


New Britain War Shield

Catalogue: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Oceanic: Artifacts: Pre 1950   item# 994049 (stock# TNG4scm)

New Britain War Shield
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$995.00 

Arawe People, south coastal region of the Island of New Britain, Papua New Guinea. A war shield composed of three bowed planks bound together by rattan cane. Low relief carved and painted on the front and painted on the back. Wear at the top and bottom faces and leading edges. The paint shows some wear but is in good condition as the shield and its cane bindings. 59"H. and 13"W.

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