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World Cultures

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Collection World Cultures, Africa
User collections Collectables (All) by blueheatwave
Collectables (Africa) by blueheatwave
Gallery locationNot on display
PeopleProvenance: Swazi
VesselsMercury 1913 (HMS)

Object details:

Object ID AAA2823
Description An oval cow hide shield, reinforced down the centre with two hide strips running through slots. The reinforcement pole that should run down the back is missing. This was held in place by eight triangular pieces of hide at the back. There is a central hand hold on the reverse.
Date made circa 1870

Place made South Africa
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, Caird Collection
Materials cow hide
Measurements Overall: 840 mm x 610 mm x 40 mm
  • shield (AAA2823)
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