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Late 19th Century
Size: 91cm high, 38cm wide – 35¾ ins high, 15 ins wide
Regarded as an organised military power, the Zande were forbidden, with the advent of colonial rule, to carry weapons and then the manufacture of their shields. With the introduction of firearms at the turn of the 20th century the military might of the Zande was finally brought to a collapse.