Lot: 384

91 Tribal Art Auction

Traditional war shield "gasha"

Ethiopia, Amhara

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Liselotte Spuida, Pfronten, Germany D: 21.5 inch sold

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