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Igbo Figural Shield African Art

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Title Igbo Figural Shield African Art
Type of Object Shield
Country of Origin Nigeria
People Igbo
Materials Wood, pigment
Approximate Age 20th century
Dimensions Height: 21 Inches
Width: 12 Inches
Overall Condition Fair
Damage/Repair Cracks, chips and a well worn patina

Additional Information: This finely carved shield comes from the Igbo of Nigeria. The Igbo people are an ethnic group native to the present-day south-central and southeastern Nigeria. Geographically, the Igbo homeland is divided into two unequal sections by the Niger River – an eastern and a western section. The Igbo people are one of the largest ethnic groups in Africa!