Coffee mortar pestle Somalia Bedouin Arabian

 

A particularly fine Somalian  Gashan shield

A small shield made from a double layer of hippo hide.

A very strong shield with stamped pattern  on front with nice geometric detail on the inside and on the handle

12 inches, 30cm diameter. Circa late 19th century, Somalia

 

Description

Nice old carved wood Coffee Mortar Somalia Bedouin

Heavy hard wood with carved detail and carved pestle

condition old cracks repaired on mortar but fine

Period early 20 th century