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    Description

    Mongo Region (Democratic Republic of Congo)
    Shield
    Basketry, wood
    Height: 47 ½ inches Width: 9 inches

    These narrower shields from the Mongo Region were once thought to have a somewhat different function from that of the broader ones, being called "bow shields", but that interpretation has been called into question. Too little is known to say with certainty from which of the numerous groups in the Mongo region a shield comes solely from its shape and decoration.
    There is some loss of canes at one end where the wooden frame is broken. The wooden handle panel on the rear is cracked and lifting.

    Provenance: Gary Hendershott, Little Rock



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2007
    7th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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