Mumuye primitive currency

€440.00

Iron is a very special artistic medium in African tribal art. The work of this ore arrived late, following exchanges with the West who brought the necessary techniques to the forge, with the exception of the countries of North Africa which already had knowledge of these techniques since Antiquity.
Iron objects are most often coins or throwing knives, mostly from Nigeria and Cameroon. Here, a beautiful torque coin presented on its personalized support. The ring is twisted and shoots out into two flattened, chiseled and perforated ends.

The so-called "primitive" currencies were used as dowries during weddings or in order to barter goods.

Support from a specialist workshop is included.

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Data sheet

Presumed dating
Circa 1920
Size
25 cm
Ethnic group
Mumuye
Material(s)
Black iron
Country
Nigeria
Origin
Tribal art collection France
Stand
Included
Condition
Excellent

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