Lot: 319

95th Tribal Art Auction

Rare wrist guard "igitembe"

Ruanda / Burundi, Tutsi

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
H: 5.7 inch;
B: 6.9 inch
500 EUR
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