A heavy 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period leather shield

Item:
719
Region:
Africa
Type:
Miscellaneous
Description:
A heavy 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period leather shield made from thick hippopotamus hide. Of circular form with 2 small cut outs on the edge, the raised central umbo facilitates holding the shield by the leather grip. Good age patina.
Metrics:
Diameter 20½" (52cms)
Price:
£495