Lot: 291

101st Auction

Braided shield "kor"

Cameroon, Mambila

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 39.4 inch: B: 33.1 inch 1000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

plant fibres, wood,

These shields were used for warfare in the past.

Their use continues today in "nggwun" war dances. In some Cameroon Mambila villages, this dance is closely related to the investiture of chiefs and is performed when the chief restates his oath of office and sears not to abuse his position.

Barbier, Jean Paul & Purissima Benitez-Johannot, Shields, Munich, London, New York 2000, p. 40 f.