A good Sudanese Mahdist shield from the Omdurman campaign

Item:
912
Region:
Africa
Type:
Armour
Description:
A good Sudanese Mahdist shield from the Omdurman campaign, 19th century. Made from thick hippopotamus hide with conical umbo and two oval cut outs partly encroaching on the border. Thick hide grip, excellent age patina overall.
Metrics:
Diameter 25½” (65cms)
Price:
£650