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A Rarely Encountered African Shield

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A Rarely Encountered African Shield

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 woven grip. In very good to condition. The cane is some what dry with age and the inside rim shows wear, (as shown) in the areas where it rubbed against the lower torso while being carried, but over all in very good condition. 14" wide and 21" in height.

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