Lot: 31995th Tribal Art Auction
Rare wrist guard "igitembe"
Ruanda / Burundi, Tutsi
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
H: 5.7 inch;
B: 6.9 inch
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance
wood, metal, signs of age and wear These wrist guards are usually worn on the left wrist, to protect the archer's forearm from being bruised by the recoil of the bowstring.
Phillips, Tom (Hg.), Afrika, Die Kunst eines Kontinents, Berlin 1996, p. 157