Unknown African, ‘Ethiopian Konso War Shield’, Late 19th -Early 20th Century, Bill Lowe Gallery
Unknown African, ‘Ethiopian Konso War Shield’, Late 19th -Early 20th Century, Bill Lowe Gallery
Unknown African, ‘Ethiopian Konso War Shield’, Late 19th -Early 20th Century, Bill Lowe Gallery

The use of the shield did not end when warring was over. With the death of an enemy came celebration. Upon the return of the warriors, men recounted and rejoiced in their victories by painting their faces, spears and shields with a mixture of earth and ox blood. This paint played an important role in their celebrations and served to show the fearsome nature of the warriors.

About Unknown African

Solo Shows

2017
Linda Bird Ltd, 
London,
Bringing out the tribal

Group Shows

2016
Atlanta,
Artworks with no pricing