Tribal art > Shields > Sidamo Amhara Shield
Realise in strong dark brown leather, circular in shape with concentric decoration with geometric patterns.
The central part is conical and the border is turned upside down.
The interior has a leather handle.
Excellent state of preservation, middle piece XXeth century.
Destined to tribal leaders, this type of shield was worn during ceremonies.
The Amhara people are ethiopia's second largest population.
The Amhara region is one of nine regions of Ethiopia that stretches over the ancient provinces of Begemder, Godjam and encompasses part of the ancient province of Wollo.