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Powerful Zulu chief Goza an twa o his cooncillors in war-dress, aw wi Nguni shields, c.1870. The size o the shield on the chief's left airm denotes his status, an the white colour that he is a mairied man.[1]

A shield is a piece o personal airmour held in the haund or moontit on the wrist or foreairm. Shields are uised tae intercept speceefic attacks, whether frae close-ranged wappenry or projectiles sic as arraes, bi means o active blocks, insteid o providin passive pertection.

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  1. Wood, J. G. (1870). The uncivilized races of men in all countries of the world. Рипол Классик. p. 115. ISBN 9785878634595.