Mbole Currency Anklet

1909

$99.00

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Mbole
ITEM #:
1909
ETHNICITY:
Mbole
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MBOLE CURRENCY ANKLET:
This currency anklet, created by the Mbole, served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions.

 


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African Art

ITEM #:
1909
ETHNICITY:
Mbole
ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo
MEDIUM:
Metal.
DIMENSIONS:
6.5″ (16.5 cm).
CONDITION:
Good
NOTE:
No stand included with anklet.


African Art

PROVENANCE:
Private Estate Collection – Florida, USA.


African Art

CATALOGUE NOTE:
This Mbole anklet, and incredibly designed pieces like it, served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions. They were modeled after anklets that were actually worn generations ago, but are no longer worn. Their age is unknown, but similar pieces have been found to be centuries old. They have been popular for decades with designers and any collector who appreciates beautiful form and function. They are now nearly impossible to find.

 


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