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A RARE MAASAI SHIELD

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles Start Price:100.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
A RARE MAASAI SHIELD
Auctions Imperial is pleased to announce our 2013 sale, to be held March 16 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Timonium, Maryland. Over 300 lots of choice antique arms and armor including armor, helmets, shields, swords, daggers, battleaxes, maces, halberds, matchlocks, flintlocks and percussion pieces will be offered. Our fine selection for 2013 includes broadswords, baskethilts, shamshirs, shashkas, palas, kindjals, khanjars, tulwars and spears, as well as chain mail and breastplates. This sale will...
A large example of characteristic form, made of hide laced to a central wooden post with integral grip, the edges bound to stripped branches with tightly-coiled hide. The obverse painted in geometrical patterns using organic pigments, showing a minor perforation to one side. First half of the 20th century. Acquired by John Woodman Higgins in 1961 and donated to the museum in 2004. Ex-Higgins Armory Museum, Worcester, MA.Overall length 106.3 cm. Condition II