Metal/Iron Shield - Kirdi People, Cameroon
Metal/Iron Shield - Kirdi People, Cameroon
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Metal/Iron Shield - Kirdi People, Cameroon

$1,200.00
Metal shields are rare in Africa but the Kirdi and Nupe are one of the few exceptions to this rule. They evolved from hide shields with the same shape and bumpy decorative protrusions, which were thought to distract an opponent giving the warrior time to strike a blow with a weapon.

The shield itself is 29 1/2" x 18", and it is beautifully mounted on a rust colored suede frame.
The frame measures 34" x 24".
Ex Suzanne Alioto collection.

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