Omo River Valley Shield - Ethiopia (6126)- Sold
Omo River Valley Shield - Ethiopia (6126)- Sold
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Omo River Valley Shield - Ethiopia (6126)- Sold

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

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