Africa

Fine and Complete Ngombe Shield

15160 Category:

1,345$ Exl. VAT

Origin: Democratic Republic of Congo

Date: First half of the 20 C.

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The Ngombe people residing near the Obangi river on the North West region of DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) use  large shields made from rattan fibers in a dense construction plaited on wood frame with a rear wood plate carved as  handle. The shield is decorated with painted black and brown geometrical design.

We offer for sale a fine and large such Ngombe shield in excellent condition. 57 inches long, 20 inches wide. Very good condition. First half of the 20 C.

For a similar shield see: “Boucliers d’Afrique, d’Asie du Sud-Est et d’Oceanie” from the collection of Barbier-Mueller Museum, page 64-65
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