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Arts of Africa

MEDIUM Wood, wire, fiber, leather
DATES late 19th century
DIMENSIONS 26 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (67.9 x 32.1 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund
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CAPTION Eso. Shield, late 19th century. Wood, wire, fiber, leather, 26 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. (67.9 x 32.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1922, Robert B. Woodward Memorial Fund, 22.859. Creative Commons-BY
IMAGE component, CUR.22.859_fragments_PS5.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2010
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Rectangular, convex. Constructed of three pieces of wood, held together on the back with wire and wooden strips. A handle on the back is covered with rush. The front area is engraved with vertical rows of lines, alternating with crosshatched pattern. At center is a zigzag-patterned band. Condition: poor.Third strip of wood has become detached from rest of shield. This strip is broken in three places.
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