Shield and Handle
Arts of Africa
Fiber and hardwood
late 19th century
Shield (a): 48 7/16 x 16 1/8 in. (123.0 x 41.0 cm)
Handle (b): 12 3/16 x 6 7/8 in. (31.0 x 17.5 cm) (show scale)
Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
Basketry shield (a), rectangular with pointed ends. Multiple parallel light colored stripes are centered lengthwise. Braided strips around edges. Condition: quite worn. Raised in middle, at top/bottom. Separate handle (b) (mislabelled 22.1283) made of hard wood.
Condition: badly worn and cracked.
This item is not on view
Soko. Shield and Handle, late 19th century. Fiber and hardwood, Shield (a): 48 7/16 x 16 1/8 in. (123.0 x 41.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.855a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.22.855a_front_PS5.jpg)
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