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Small shield

Tutsi peoples
20th century
Artist Unidentified


Object Place: Rwanda

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

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Arms and armor

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 (b. 1922 - d. 2008), Cambridge, MA; 2008, to the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation, Cambridge; 2009, gift of the Geneviève McMillan and Reba Stewart Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 17, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Geneviève McMillan in memory of Reba Stewart