Shield, Shilluk, Sudan.
The Shilluk are part of the East Sudanic Group, which includes neighbouring tribes such as the Dinka people.
This is a rare crocodile leather shield of almost circular form, conical-shaped vaulted in the centre, handle on the rear, the inner handle is bound with leather.
Material: thick crocodile skin.
Condition: good; stains, scratches, holes, old and used patina.
H: 40 cm - 15.7 inch.W: 47 cm - 18.5 inch.