A heavy 19th Century Sudanese Mahdist period leather shield

Item:
770
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, one reinforced with an iron staple, the raised central umbo similarly reinforced, with internal leather grip. Good age patina.
Metrics:
Diameter 21" (53.5cms)
Price:
£495