Ggoaa African Art - Ethiopian Oromo / Wallaga Shield - Eastern Shore Lake Shala
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Ggoaa African Art - Ethiopian Oromo / Wallaga Shield - Eastern Shore Lake Shala:
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Striking African Ethiopian Oromo / Wallaga Shield – Eastern Shore Lake Shala
Height: 71 Centimeters
Measurements Shield Only
Estimated Early 20th Century
Fair - Good
Large thick hide shield with raised design dark patina aged surface
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Surface deterioration, worn areas, fine cracks, tribally repaired cracked areas, overall condition fair to good. Thank you and please view my other items.
Large hide shield from the Eastern shore of Lake Shala area, Ethiopia. It was used by the Oromo (Galla) tribes of the Arusi and by the Wallaga. These types of shields were banned from export from Ethiopia years ago.
Painter Fred Uhlman words - Most of the artists I admired, Picasso, Modigliani, Deraini, to mention only a few, had collected African art and had been profoundly influenced by it. Shortly afterwards I bought the Baule Fetish and the Baule bobbin which are still two of the finest pieces in my collection. It is easy to see why I bought them and why from that moment I have never stopped collecting. The head of the bobbin or heddle - pulley which is after all only a functional object for the purpose of weaving seemed to me then and today as beautiful as a Greek goddess. The fetish moved me as deeply as the bobbin by its silent tragic dignity and its air of profound meditation.
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