|Animal hide, spotty patina, of circular form, conical-shaped vaulted in the centre, decorated with concentric rings and simple motifs, massive leather handle on the rear, slight traces of abrasion.|
By wearing them on their lower arm, the Somal were able to use that arm for animated gesticulation.
Lit.: Zirngibl, Manfred A., Plaschke, Dieter, Afrikanische Schilde, München 1992, p. 62
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