Désignation: Kikuyu
Pays: Kenya
Date: 19th century
Taille: 56 cm
Description: A superb and rare Kikuyu dance wooden dance shield, called Ndome, in the shape of an oval pierced in the middle, painted and engraved with geometric designs.
These shields were used during the initiations ceremonies of boys passing into the adult age and was worn on the upper part of the arm.
Reference : «Afrique: l’Art des Formes», Collection Marc & Denyse Ginzberg, Skira, 2000, pages 154-155 and covers...