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Old 15th October 2009, 08:20 AM   #1
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I think his may be a small supply to geographical determination of shields.
Diameter is 37 cm, it is very stout and stony.
It was recently acquired I would say in the place of origin - in Karim Lamido (upper Benue river), near Jalingo, northern part of the Taraba State in (north - eastern) Nigeria. Acc to local people it should be shield from Guruntum tribe.
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Old 15th October 2009, 01:41 PM   #2
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Very nice - it looks a bit like the shields from Ethiopia & Somalia.

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Old 15th October 2009, 05:44 PM   #3
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A VERY NICE SHIELD, THE CENTER BOSS MAKES ME WONDER IF IT BELONGED TO ONE OF THE AMAZON WARRIOR WOMEN.
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Old 15th October 2009, 05:56 PM   #4
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Yes, I have the same feeling, Vandoo. An it really also evokes some Horn of Africa shields
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Old 15th October 2009, 08:54 PM   #5
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I have the same at home.



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Old 16th October 2009, 07:52 AM   #6
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Yes, it is the same. This shield is not so rare (but from far not as common as Wandala or Kirdi or Fulani style). I saw in Nigeria 4 already. I post this thread as some times this round shield used to be allocated to Sudan. Best regards, Martin
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