Mambilla Woven Shield

$ 700.00
A Mambilla Nor shield from S.W. Cameroon of palm fiber, woven fibrous material, wood and reeds. Collected in the 1940's and held in private collection since that date. Circa mid to late 19th century. See Shields from the Collections of Barbier-Mueller. These shields had important war and ceremonial functions. This is an old example, with considerable wear. Framing of this now fragile example is recommended for preservation purposes. A rare type which did not often survive in any condition.

Height: 39 in
Width at center: 32 ½

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