(1) - Ferro nero - Chamba - la nigeria settentrionale

(1) - Ferro nero - Chamba - la nigeria settentrionale
Seconda metà XX secolo - Buone condizioni

Africa is particularly rich in trade currencies, like cowry shells. Several of these are made of black iron, a particularly sought metal, others are in copper, considered as more valuable than the gold brought by the Portuguese to buy slaves, others consisted in Venetian glass-beads. All of these currencies served to conclude transactions between individuals or tribes. The latter could also be used for individual purposes, to purchase livestock, goods, or could serve as dowry for a marriage.

Rare large Mumuye currency forming a “serpentine bouquet”. The pointy tip makes it a stake. It is composed of ten intertwined snakes, including five of which are twisted.
Refined style.
In its glaze.

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Numero totale di oggetti
Regione / Paese
la nigeria settentrionale
Ferro nero
Seconda metà XX secolo
Buone condizioni
Con supporto incluso
53×26×53 cm
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