Armi - Ferro - Kwele - Gabon

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Armi - Ferro - Kwele - Gabon
Fine XIX secolo - Buone condizioni

Mandjong Coin-Gun

GABON's KWELE ethnic group

Wrought iron

49 cm high

Sold with stand.

Intact, part of the upper right tip is missing.

ORIGIN: acquired in a gallery specialised in authentic African art in Paris.

The "mandjong" of the Kwele people is possibly the most unique piece of ancient African coins. The old pieces, known as "zong", showed a heart-shaped form.

After the arrival of colonisers, native blacksmiths changed its form, giving an aspect similar to the anchor of a ship ("mandjong"), most recognisable element under the new colonial situation to which these peoples were subjected.

Dettagli lotto
Oggetto
Armi
Etnia/cultura
Kwele
Regione / Paese
Gabon
Materiale
Ferro
Periodo
Fine XIX secolo
Condizioni
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
Dimensioni
49×49×49 cm
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