Lot: 368

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Bouclier de parade "tafa gašša"

Éthiopie, Amhara

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
French Collection D: 39,5 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

leather, velvet, chiselled brass sheet,
Initially used purely as military equipment, these shields became more and more elaborately decorated in the course of time and were transformed into purely decorative objects of imperial dignitaries.

Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Dieter Plaschke, Afrikanische Schilde, München 1992, p. 70