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Shields & Weapons

Collector's Corner

ibeji twin

COLLECTOR'S CORNER SHIELDS & WEAPONS
Gallery Tribal Art Santa Fe
Intrigue Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Why are African art collectors so passionate about the objects they collect? Is it the exotic beauty, the power, the artistic style that intellectually stimulates our imaginations? The objects combine a mystery and spirituality connected to it's past cultural, social and religious meaning. Collectors say the objects have a life of their own. Some collect by material used, by size, geography, by form, function, workmenship and style of the object. Age, patina and provenance of an object are important but they do not define the object's meaning to a collector. Unlike paintings, these objects can be touched, felt and carried around giving one a tactile sensation. African art stimulates our curiosity, provokes emotion and in some part helps feed our souls.

Shields & Weapons

We hope that collectors will appreciate this showcase of Shields & Weapons from older acquisitions of Robert Fiedler's collection. Please check back as our displays often change. Thanks for your consideration.

masai Shield
MASAI SHIELD
Tambera Shield
TAMBERMA SHIELD Sold
Amaro Shield
AMHARA SHIELD
Turkana Shield
TURKANA SHIELD
Arussi Shield
ARUSSI/AMARRO SHIELD

Sukuma Shield
SUKUMA SHIELD
Sudan Shield
SUDAN SHIELD
Kuba Knives
KUBA KNIVES
Mangbetu Knives
MANGBETU KNIFE
Songye Ax
SONGYE AX