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Beja Shield
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Beja Shield


Description Provenance Credit
Description The Beja are nomadic people of eastern Sudan who were first documented by the ancient Egyptians. This is a late example of a traditional Beja round shield, typically made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide.
Provenance Johns Hopkins University [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, November 1975, by purchase.
Credit Museum purchase, 1975

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Period
20th century
Medium
Hippopotamus or rhinoceros hide
(Arms & Armor)
Accession Number
51.1398
Measurements
Diam: 22 3/16 in. (56.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Sudan (Place of Origin)

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