May 20, 2011

Shield for sale- $675US

As described on Oriental-Arms. com.

Up for sale is this very good and rare hide shield of the Beja people residing in North Sudan and Eritrea, along the shores of the red see. The shield is round, 23 inches in diameter with two semi round recesses and with a 6 ½ inch tall central dome. It is made from heavy hide, most probably buffalo hide. Very good condition. Old repairs on the hide. The carrying leather strap is torn. An authentic rare item.

Buffalo hide?? Any buffalo in Bejaland?? What do you think it's made from??

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