Stunning Chokwe Shield

4598

$525.00

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Chokwe
ITEM #:
4598
ETHNICITY:
Chokwe
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo / Angola
CHOKWE SHIELD
The shield showcased here originates from the Chokwe Peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola.

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African Art

ITEM #:
4598
ETHNICITY:
Chokwe
ORIGIN:
Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Wood, Pigment.
DIMENSIONS:
27″ (68.6 cm) Tall x 9.5″ (24 cm) Wide
CONDITION:
Very Good


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Collection – Florida, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:

Chokwe Shield.

In traditional Africa, shields served multiple purposes beyond being defensive weapons. They were often regarded as artistic and symbolic objects with rich cultural significance. These shields could be skillfully carved from wood, intricately woven, crafted from different hides, or even made from metal. The shield showcased here originates from the Chokwe Peoples of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Angola. It features intricate geometric patterns and proudly displays a prominent Chokwe mask at its center.


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