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Antique African Currency Ring Mounted on Custom Metal Stand

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An antique African copper currency ring mounted on custom metal stand. Early 20th century. Originating from Zaire, these rings represented currency and were made of copper, brass or iron. The range of sizes corresponded to each currency's value. This ring is from the Kuba tribe and is referred to as "Baule".

Details

  • Of the Period
    Tribal
  • Place of origin
    Congo
  • Date of manufacture
    1920
  • Period
    1920-1929
  • Materials and techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very good vintage condition. New stand..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    H 10 in. x W 8 in. x D 6 in.

    H 25.4 cm x W 20.32 cm x D 15.24 cm

  • Seller location
    New York, NY
  • Seller reference number
    CR1
  • Reference number
    U09110778871138

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