E & M Perez Ellen and Michael Perez
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : African : Weapons : Pre 1900 item #1382741 (stock #702ar)
E & M Perez
Measuring 16" in diameter and roughly 5" deep, this Abyssinian shield was intended for high ranking warriors, and is decorated with rust colored fabric over a heavy molded shield of animal hide. The hide is tough, strong and thick, and is usually that of water buffalo or giraffes, as they had the heaviest and strongest hides available. The back has leather over the hide, a curved hide handle, and edging of metal...