Lot: 31595th Tribal Art Auction
Parade shield "tafa"
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Italian Collection||D: 18.5 inch||
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
leather, velvet, chiselled brass, 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