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Yoruba currency (N° 24479)

Paleocurrencies in African art
Voluminous circular metal adornment whose points form the points.
Height on base: 44 cm.
This type of object taken could also be used as money during social transactions, for the dowry for example. In Africa, before the colonial period, payments were never made in coins. The transactions take place by means of cowries, pearls, cattle, kola nuts, but also metals, including iron more particularly. In Sierra Leone, goods were awarded against iron bars named barriferri. In 1556 in Djenné Jean-Léon the African observed that the populations used iron to pay for "things of little value". The king generally controlled the production or routing of the kingdom's currency. The variety of these metallic forms is wide, and these sometimes take on the appearance of particularly aesthetic non-figurative sculptures.  


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OriginEx-collection française.
Height cm33
Width31 cm
Weight4.62 Kg
Socle includedYes

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