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ETHIOPIAN-SOMALIAN RHINO HIDE SHIELD

19th CENTURY, ETHIOPIAN-SOMALIAN RHINO HIDE SHIELD #8892

An  Abyssinian shield from the Somal tribes of Somalia and Ethiopia, possibly of rhinoceros hide and with a reinforced rim, decorated all over with a chequered and incised line motif, a brass central boss, 4 brass cruciform plaques and one remaining of four small oblong plaques, the rear carrying handle secured to the front with leather ties, pierced all around the rim possibly for the addition of hanging leather tassels as decoration. Overall 22 inch diameter. #8892rlo

£490.00

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