Rare C. 1800 Hippopotamus Hide African War Shield Ethiopia Arrusi Chiefs Shield For Sale
Rare African Antique shield Weapon, Arusi Shield 19th century Origin: Ethiopia. This unique item is a rare find, made from a Hippopotamus hide. This "African shield" is from Ethiopia, "Arrusi". This is a rare piece of African art. The Ethiopian warriors are renowned for their bravery, ferocity and hunting skills. Beautiful piece with impressed design. This shield is as hard as a rock and would have made a great defense. Approximately19" across and 6" deep. This is a one of a kindpiece and probably belongsin a museum.
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Rare C. 1800 Hippopotamus Hide African War Shield Ethiopia Arrusi Chiefs Shield: $500