Lot: 112

Large wicker shield "ngubo / "ngabo"

D. R. Congo, Baali

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Piet Lepelaar, Leiden, The Netherlands H: 59.1 inch;
B: 23.2 inch
3000 EUR / 5000 EUR

rattan, plant fibre, wood (grip board), Shield of unusual size with elaborately decorated grip board. A comparable example entered the holdings of the Africa Museum Tervuren in 1916 (Inv. no. EO.0.0.19590). Another one illustrated in Elsen (2002), p. 209 (AHDRC 0034934).

Baur, Ivan & Jan Elsen, Guba, Vol. 1, Brussels 2002, p. 209