The Oromo shield of the central and southern highlands was used in war, ceremonies and displayed as objects of prestige. These round shaped shields made buffalo hide are embellished with decorations of concentric rings around a protruding cone. Leather bindings were used from the back to reinforce the handle.

Origin: Ethiopia
Time Period: Early 20th c
Provenance: From a California collection
Materials: Wood, buffalo hide and leather
Dimensions: 19 1/2 in. high x 20  in. wide 
Condition: Overall good condition with surface and rim abrasions, a small tear near the center
Inventory #A3175
Price: $475

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