• Sale 2661

    Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas including Property from the Estate of Ernst Beyeler

    10 May 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 27

    ARUSI SHIELD, ETHIOPIA

    Price Realised  

    ARUSI SHIELD, ETHIOPIA
    Height: 29½ in. (75 cm.)


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    Beautiful round-shaped shield made out of buffalo hide (syncerus caffer). The low-relief motifs, formed before the skin was dried, recall crocodile's scales. For a related example, see Plaschke and D., Zirngibl, M., 1992, ill. 59.

    Provenance

    Ambre Congo, Pierre Loos, Bruxelles
    Ernst Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland, before 1993