Lot: 90

101st Auction

Round shield "gondale"

Ethiopia, Sidamo, Dorze

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Alexander Kubetz (1946-2023), Munich, Germany D: 15.2 inch 300 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

animal skin (buffalo, ox),

Shield with a strongly conical bulging body decorated with traditional hallmark patterns.

According to Plaschke / Zirngibl, this shield comes from the Sidamo region in south-west Ethiopia. The bearers were the Dorze, who live within the Ometo tribal group.

Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Dieter Plaschke, Afrikanische Schilde, München 1992, p. 66, ill. 52 Greve, Anna & Kerstin Volker-Saad (Hg.), Äthiopien und Deutschland, München, Berlin 2006, p. 193