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Antique Shields
Small Matched Pair
 
Small Matched Pair
Quantity in Basket: None
Code: 376001097
Price: $999.00
 
 
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ABOUT THIS PRODUCT
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.