Lot: 172

95e Vente aux enchères Tribal Art

Rare bouclier ancien

Togo / Bénin, Tamberma (Batammaliba)

Provenance Taille Prix d’appel / Prix d'Estimation
Hans-Otto Glitza, Marl, Germany D: 32,5 cm 200 EUR
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rattan, grass fibre, leather,
In the mid-1980s, the well-known Afrrica traveller Gerd Chesi visited the towered loam castles of the Tamberma, living in the isolated Atacora Mountains in northern Togo and in the bordering regions of the Republic of

He reported that these shields were used in often bloody ritual whip fights fought by young men of the "lifoni" society.

Zirngibl, Manfred A. & Dieter Plaschke, Afrikanische Schilde, München 1992, p. 130