Lot: 38491 Tribal Art Auction
Traditional war shield "gasha"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Liselotte Spuida, Pfronten, Germany||D: 21.5 inch||
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Animal skin that has not yet been tanned was pressed on a wooden mold to achieve the curvature. Then the surface was hallmarked with small metal tools, dyed and greased.
Greve, Anna & Kerstin Volker-Saad (Hg.), Äthiopien und Deutschland, München, Berlin 2006, p. 193