Iron currencies were shaped by blacksmiths of the Nkutshu people of the greater Congo Region. Forged of iron, and used for ceremonial events, and major but infrequent transactions. Though no longer used, this sculpted shaping of functional forms represents the blending of art and commerce in a simple and abstract shape. They are sought after as examples of African sculpture and are becoming increasingly difficult to obtain.
- CreatorNkutshu Culture Congo (Artist)
- Of the Period
- Place of origin
- Date of manufacture1890
- Materials and techniques
- WearWear consistent with age and use.
H 21.5 in. x W 9 in. x D 5 in.
H 54.61 cm x W 22.86 cm x D 12.7 cm
- Seller locationChicago, IL
- Sold AsSet of 2
- Reference numberLU819810627771
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