Tetela Culture Warrior Shield, Bantu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Frédéric Coridon


Culture Tetela, Bantus, Democratic Republic of Congo
First half of the 20th century
Basketry, wood and pigments
H .: 150; L .: 55cm. Approx.

Important rectangular shield in braided basketry, enhanced with a polychrome decoration organized in a geometric way A median ridge, made of two bands of hemmed plant fibers, constitutes the axis of symmetry of the painted ornament: four orange and white zigzag lines occupy the two vertical registers stand out against the pale blue background.
On the reverse, the rectangular wooden handle is applied and held in place using four ties of plant fibers.

The lower part, the most in contact with the ground, shows signs of wear.

Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

Condition Good condition
850 €

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