A rare and large ampinga shield from the Tanala people. Dating from before the colonisation of the island by the French in 1897 this shield was used for parryiong spears and was made by the Tanala people who inhabited the forest inland region of south east Madagascar. Their name means "people of the forest and they arer talented hunters.
Madagascar, 19th century
Référence : "Boucliers d'Afrique, d'Asie du Sud-Est et d'Océanie", Barbier Mueller, Paris, 1998, ill. 46, p. 126
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