Late 19th century, the period of colonial war with Britain. Large for these at 14” diameter of near flat form with raised center and up turned edge. The face tooled in basket work geometry. Reverse with hide hand grip retaining its original cloth wrap. Excellent with some edge distress including light marking from a British bayonet and bullet graze mended by its owner. Somalia lies on the Horn of Africa, literally the dividing line between Africa and the Arab countries. Historically Muslim, it was supported by the Arabic nations and the Ottoman Empire against England.

Stock Number: FNS6738

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