Lot: 315

95e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Bouclier de parade "tafa"

Éthiopie, Amhara

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Italian Collection D: 47 cm Cet objet n’est plus disponible.

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