Lot: 360

96th Auction

Shield

Kenya, Masai

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
German Colonial Collection (before 1914) H: 31.5 inch;
B: 21.7 inch
600 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

cow or buffalo hide, wood, paint, Young warriors ("moran") were only allowed to wear black motifs on their shields. Only a man who had proven his bravery was allowed to use the colour red.