Ngombé Culture Combat Shield, Democratic Republic of Congo

Frédéric Coridon


Culture Ngombé, Democratic Republic of Congo
First half of the 20th century
Wood, basketwork and pigments
H .: 125; L .: 40cm

Important rectangular shield in braided basketry, mounted on a wooden frame with round angles. It is enhanced by a polychrome decoration organized in a geometric manner in red, white and brown rectangles and triangles. A median ridge, made of two bands of hemmed plant fibers, constitutes the axis of symmetry of the painted ornament.
On the reverse, the rectangular wooden handle is applied and held in place with six ties of plant fibers.

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Condition Good condition
850 €

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