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A Kikuyu Shield, Kenya
A Kikuyu Shield, Kenya - Tribal Art Style
Ref : 84776
Price on Request
Period :
19th century
Provenance :
Medium :
Wood, pigments
Dimensions :
L. 22.05 inch X l. 13.19 inch
Tribal Art  - A Kikuyu Shield, Kenya
Patrick & Ondine Mestdagh

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A Kikuyu Shield, Kenya

A superb and rare Kikuyu dance wood shield, called ndome, in the shape of an oval pierced in the middle, painted and engraved with geometric designs.

Kenya, 19th century

Those shields were used during the initiations ceremonies of boys pasing in the adult age and was worn on the upper part of the arm.

Provenance :

Mrs Maine Durieu, Paris, France

Références bibliographiques:

- "African Arms & Armour", C. Spring, BMP, Londres, 1993, ill. 119, p. 125
- "Boucliers d'Afrique..." Barbier-Mueller. p.116
- "Afrique: l'Art des Formes", Collection Marc & Denyse Ginzberg, Skira, 2000, pages 154-155 and covers

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