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Africa | Classical form shield from the Zulu shield from South Africa | Cowhide | ca. 1947

Classical form of Zulu shield. Attempts were made to keep the same colour of shield to all members of a regiment. At the same time shield colour also represented experience.White shield fr the veteran regiments, black for the junior regiments and red for

South Africa

In the century the Ndzundza Ndebele people of South Africa created their own tradition and style of house painting.

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Small Zulu shield made for ceremonial dance or young warriors. Cow hide with the brown and white hair being in good condition. The back is cut and folded with the original stick handle still intact. The overall patina is good from age and use. Mid to late 19th century, South Africa.

Small Zulu shield made for ceremonial dance or young warriors. Cow hide with the…

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Mongo shield carved from a single piece of wood, including the handle.The painted designs are similar to the designs of the Kuba, their neighbors.

Mongo shield ( Congo ) carved from a single piece of wood, including the handle.The painted designs are similar to the designs of the Kuba, their neighbors.

Africa | Shield from the Ganda people of Uganda | Wood frame with animal skin rim, woven cane | Such shields were carried by the Ganda north of Lake Victoria and the Soga in the district of Busoga to the northeast of the Lake. On account of the high artistic quality of their workmanship and their elegant wickerwork ornamentation, many of these shields had already come into the possession of European museums before the turn of the 19th century.

A- This shield was made by the Ganda people of Uganda. It has animal skin rims, and is hand woven.

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