BOUCLIER, MASAÏ, KENYA A MAASAI SHIELD, KENYA en cuir tanné et peint, de forme ovale, convexe. La face, divisée par une bande centrale, est ...
Africa | Maiden Spirit (Agbogho Mmuo) Helmet Mask Nigeria, Lgbo, North. Late 19th- early 20th centuries
Africa | Shield from the Maasai people of Kenya | Cow or buffalo hide, polychrome paint | Young warriors, not yet considered to be the equals of the older, were allowed just the use of black motifs on their shields. Only a man who had proven his bravery was allowed the colour red.
The cham mask. The cham dance is a lively masked and costumed dance associated with some sects of Buddhism, and is part of Buddhist festivals.
Rare ceremonial arm shield.Kikuyu – Kenya. Circa.Early 20th century. Ex private collection Rolf de Mare [1888 -1964] Swiss art collector who...
Africa | Shield from the Ganda people of Uganda | Wood frame with animal skin rim, woven cane | Such shields were carried by the Ganda north of Lake Victoria and the Soga in the district of Busoga to the northeast of the Lake. On account of the high artistic quality of their workmanship and their elegant wickerwork ornamentation, many of these shields had already come into the possession of European museums before the turn of the 19th century.
A twentieth-century Masai warrior's buffalo-hide shield from east Africa; the painted symbols/sirata identify the holder's age, clan and battle feats.