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African Basketry Woven, Painted and Carved War Shield
Congolese, perhaps Ngombe, this fine old example remains sturdy and impressive. The hand hold on the back is of carved wood as usual, but the ends are not quite as pointed as some examples illlustrated in the literature. It is more alborately woven and decorated than many (see Shields From... (more)   Africa. 19th-early 20th century. 52" x 19"
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