Mofu Patterned Metal Shield

c. 1900
$1,980 USD
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W: 23.0" D: 3.0" H: 37.5"
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The Mofu tribe of Nigeria was particularly famed for their metal shields. Expertly forged, the defenses provided by metal far outstripped the wood and reed shields employed by many other tribes. As their craft developed, the Mofu began hammering out intricate geometric patterns. These subtle textures are invisible from a distance, allowing the simple form its own sculptural presence. As you approach the complex patterning emerges, offering a second rich experience of this unique object.

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