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Arts of Africa

CULTURE Ngombe
MEDIUM Copper alloy
  • Place Made: Africa
  • DATES 19th century or earlier
    DIMENSIONS 13 1/8 x 4 1/16 in. (33.3 x 10.3 cm)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of Africa
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    ACCESSION NUMBER 1997.2.5
    CREDIT LINE Carll H. de Silver Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Coiled wire currency. Size of wire and scrape marks suggest casting and hand tool finishing before being coiled. Several spots along the wire have raised bands about 1/8 inch wide, which suggest joints. Condition: Corroded multi colored surface. Wire retains its flexibility.
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