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Ceremonial Lega or Fuliro Shield

 

Circa 1900 - Rare

 

 

         

 

 

This small ceremonial shield has a conical projection or boss at the center, is decorated with wickerwork and incorporates a braded handle. Shields of larger proportions were used in the east of the Congo, Uganda, Burundi Rwanda and western Tanzania.

 

 

 

 

In The Arts of Zaire, Vol. II: Eastern Zaire - Daniel Biebuyck says: Such shields were used ceremonially by the Rega or Lega -  Mwami Society.  A well known shield collector advises that the Fuliro also used them. This example is unusual in that it is only partially covered with whicker.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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