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African Sporting Creations
1421 Lexington Avenue, Suite 257
Mansfield, OH  44907

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Antique Shields
Small Matched Pair

Code: 376001097
Price: $999.00
Qty in Cart: none

These shields hail from the Democratic Republic of Congo from either the Songye or Luba Tribe. They both measure approximately 18 tall and 12 wide and the faces are raised 2 above the rest with a raised border. This three dimensional aspect must be seen to be appreciated. Each piece is carved from a solid piece of wood with a large, integral handle on the back.

Single shields in this condition are hard enough to come by, but matched pairs are incredibly rare. The intricate carving on the raised faces and the rest of the shield is magnificent. The red and black pigment is in great condition and the white clay used in the lines on the face is almost completely intact. They appear to be between 50 and 75 years old. A great pair of incredibly fine shields and the only matched pair we have ever found.

Small Shaved Hide Shield

Code: 376001095
Price: $299.00
Qty in Cart: none

This small shield comes from the Sudan but owing to the fact that there are 56 ethnic groups in that country, we are unable to attribute it to a particular tribe. The individual who built this was most likely a nomadic herdsman. All of these Nile groups are great warriors as they have been in combat since the beginning of time. Their fierce reputation was confirmed in the late 19th century during the Mahdi revolt against the British.

This thick, shaved hide shield measures just under 14 across and bears the characteristic circle decoration and is unique in that it is not reinforced with any support materials. They tan the leather in a unique way that makes it incredibly rigid. The raised boss in the center is 5 across and allows the bearer ample room to grasp the thick leather handle. This shield is in excellent shape and looks to be at least 50 years old and possibly older. This interesting piece is the perfect size to hang on the side of one of our Rhodesian Teak Spear Spear/Cane holders.