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Shield

Arts of Africa

CULTURES Kundu or Kanda
MEDIUM Wood, fiber
DATES 19th century
DIMENSIONS 55 1/8 x 9 13/16 in. (140 x 25 cm)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 22.1689
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Technique: basketry. Basketry shield, edge bound with reed wooden handle. Design woven in black and brown. Geometric design woven in, two round front ribs. Top layer: horizontal orientation, lower layer: vertical. Two stabilizing elements running down middle, single piece of reed; ratan? wrapped with narrow fiber stripes. Condition: handle worn, otherwise fair.
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