Attributed to various Ethiopian tribal
groups in the Omo River region, these
shields are made of animal hide,
occasionally from a hippopotamus.
The designs on the shield are created by
placing the hide over a wood mold.
Shields, in addition to being used in
warfare and ceremonies, also served
as prestige objects.
Dimensions: 20 1/4"H x 20 3/4"W x 9"D