Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century

Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century

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Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century
Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century
Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century
Antique African Shield, Abyssinia (now Ethiopia), 19th Century

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Antique 19th century, extremely large circular war shield Gatschena from Abyssinia – Ethiopia. DETAILS: this highly convex shield is made of very thick hide probably from hippopotamus hide with beautifully tooled face in geometrical design and sturdy half round hide handle in the back.
MEASUREMENTS: 59.7 cm( 23½ inches) in diameter.
REFERENCES: “Islamic and Native Weapons of Colonial Africa 1800-1960” by Anthony C. Tirri, page 87.

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Item Details:

  • Reference #
  • ES282
  • Quantity
  • 1
  • Category
  • Militaria & Weapons
  • Department
  • Antiques
  • Year
  • 19th century
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  • Condition
  • good