Our Ethiopian brass ornament from the Borana or Oromo people was used to decorate women’s ceremonial clothing and as a form of currency for barter. The disc resembles an Ethiopian shield with central projection, surrounded by a floral decoration, two incised circles of dots around the perimeter and four sets of holes for attachment.

Origin: Ethiopia
Time Period: Early 1900
Provenance:  From a California collection
Materials:  Brass with custom stand
Dimensions:  2 3/4 in. high x 2 3/4 in. wide
Condition: Ornament in good condition with some tarnishing
Inventory #A3632
Price: $150

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