University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:87-13-146
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Coptic
Provenience: Ethiopia
Asmara
Section:African
Materials:Leather
Brass
Credit Line:Purchased from Mr. and Mrs. Aurelio Cinquegrana, 1987
Other Number:L-897-14 - Old Museum Number

Description

Parade shield ("Ras") of leather and brass. Shield is in typical Ethiopian circular dome shape. Exterior is covered with incised and filigreed brass platelets: 2 concentric bands of brass, raised domes and rectangular plates in a row and a number of long oblong platelets which extend to the rim of the shield. All the brass platelets are attached with brass tacks.


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