Shields

  • Baganda Shield Uganda (SHI 035)

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    Such wicker-covered shields were carried by the Ganda/Baganda/Waganda north of lake Victoria and by the Basoga in Uganda. Among the shields from this region, this is one of the most striking.  Wicker shields were made of lightweight wood stitched together with twine from a climbing plant. It has horizontal lines running from the rim to the middle of the shield. The handle on the inner side has bent wooden sticks tied together my fiber strings. Wicker shields display the high artistic quality of their workmanship and their elegance. Shields among African cultures were used in different ways. Used during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars. Since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. This is an old shield with visible traces of usage around the handle. Material: Lightwood and wicker, Fiber strings Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Uganda Condition: slight damage (Small hole as a result of old age)

  • Dinka Fighting Shield (SHI 012)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide  and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Metallic Shield (SHI 019)

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    This shield supposedly belongs to the Nuer, a sub-group of the Dinka tribe in the southern Sudan , they use shield made from different materials like animal hides, wood and metal.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other.The following metallic shield shows visible signs of age and usage. Material:Iron and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good  

  • Dinka Parrying Shield (SHI 039)

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    This parrying shield originates from the Dinka tribe, a Nilotic ethnic group native to South Sudan. They are mainly a pastoralists community with a recent history of war. They live in a hostile, harsh society because of their nomadic lifestyle characterized by conflicts and raids to their neighbors. This is an example of a parrying shield used to deflect the blow of one's opponent and reinforce his own blow. It became an essential and basic characteristic of the simple pole and parrying shields. It was only with the later development of broad shields that their users were able to defend themselves against the enemy’s spears, arrows, clubs e.t.c.It has pointed edges and a handle for a firm grip. The following shield has a dark brown patina and shows traces of wear and usage. It's not that old in age, possibly a copy but its no doubt an amazing figure. Material: Wood Pole and Buffalo hide Condition: Good Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Parrying Shield (SHI 042)

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    This parrying shield originates from the Dinka tribe, a Nilotic ethnic group native to South Sudan. They are mainly a pastoralists community with a recent history of war. They live in a hostile, harsh society because of their nomadic lifestyle characterized by conflicts and raids to their neighbors. This is an example of a parrying shield used to deflect the blow of one's opponent. It became an essential and basic characteristic of the simple pole and parrying shields. It was only with the later development of broad shields that their users were able to defend themselves against the enemy’s spears, arrows, clubs e.t.c.It has pointed edges and a handle for a firm grip. The following shield has a dark brown patina and shows traces of wear and usage. It's not that old in age, possibly a copy but its no doubt an amazing figure. Material: Heavy Hardwood Condition: Good Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Sudan

  • Dinka Shield (SHI 006)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Shield (SHI 007)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Shield (SHI 037)

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    This shield originates from the Dinka tribe, a Nilotic ethnic group native to South Sudan. The Dinka, Shilluk, and Nuer are the most important tribes in Southern Sudan. They are mainly a pastoralists community with a recent history of war. They live in a hostile, harsh society because of their nomadic lifestyle characterized by conflicts and raids to their neighbors. The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope, buffalo and hippopotamus hide. They have a partially carved light pole for carrying it and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin. Shields among African cultures were used in different ways. Used during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars. Since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. This particular piece has aluminum studs which we guess were to enhance the shield's beauty. This is an old shield with visible traces of usage around the handle. Material: Buffalo hide, wooden pole and aluminum studs Age: Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin: Southern Sudan Condition: Good

  • Dinka Shield Sudan (SHI 005)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Shield Sudan (SHI 009)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide,metallic studs and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Shield sudan (SHI 011)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide  and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good

  • Dinka Shield Sudan (SHI 016)

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    The Dinka live in the region of the upper white Nile and are together with the Shilluk and Nuer,the most important tribes in Southern Sudan.The Dinka shields are often made out of antelope,buffalo and  hippopotamus hide and have a partially carved pole for carrying it,and tied with leather straps in a depression formed during the drying process of the still fresh skin.Shields among African cultures were used in different ways; during initiation of young boys, ritual ceremonies and of course in wars, since they were always in armed conflicts with each other. Material:Buffalo hide,metallic stud  and wooden pole Age:Approximately 50-60 yrs Origin:Southern Sudan Condition:Good  

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