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shield

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Af1935,0709.14

  • Description

    Hide shield decorated with tooled concentric, geometric patterns. Attached is a leather pendant with cut away patterns and tooling which divides into six plaited leather thongs, each ending in double coils.

  • Ethnic name

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 82 centimetres (With pendant)
    • Diameter: 32 centimetres
    • Depth: 11 centimetres
  • Location

    On display: G25/dc16

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:
    2006/7, Kenya, Nairobi Gallery, Hazina: Traditions, Trade and Transitions in Eastern Africa

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1935

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Af1935,0709.14

Hide shield decorated with tooled concentric, geometric patterns. Attached is a leather pendant with cut away patterns and tooling whichdivides into six plaited leather thongs each ending in double coils.

Hide shield decorated with tooled concentric, geometric patterns. Attached is a leather pendant with cut away patterns and tooling whichdivides into six plaited leather thongs each ending in double coils.

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