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Small shield

This type of shield was used throughout Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is covered on both sides by wicker rattan with exception of the central wooden projection and the handle on the inside of the shield.

Provenance

Geneviève McMillan, Cambridge, MA; gift of McMillan to MFA. (Accession Date June 17th, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart

African, Rwanda, Tutsi peoples, 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 50.8 x 10.16 x 6.35 cm (at thickest area) (20 x 4 x 2 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2650

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Arms and armor