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Benguigui Mathias

In the nineteenth century, this type of shield was collected by German and English administrators, as well as travellers and missionaries. They were also exchanged through trade networks and taken as war trophies. They are still occasionally used in dances performed for the investiture of a chief.

Detailed description

Dimensions
Hors tout : H. 132 cm ; l. 98 cm ; P. 9 cm ; Pds 5,126kg
Materials
Fibres végétales, bois

Associated ressources

Infos pratiques

Fermeture exceptionnelle de l'exposition Origines, les récits du monde jusqu'au 14 octobre inclus.

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