20th Century Tribal Armband Currency, Kenga Culture, Chad, Africa

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Offered by Callie Morgan Oakes
20th century armband currency, Kenga culture, Chad, Africa

The artistry of this man's armband creates an elegant zoomorphic form reminiscent of buffalo horns. The level of detail in the casting reflects the importance it held as a currency. A man would proudly wear a pair to show his wealth.

The Kenga are located in the Batha region in central Chad, near the southern edge of the Sahara Desert. This armband is from the Guera-Naba Sub group who live in the mountainous area known as Hadjeray which means "of the stones or mountains".
  

Details

  • In the Style Of
    Tribal
  • Place of Origin
    Chad
  • Date of Manufacture
    20th Century
  • Period
    20th Century
  • Materials and Techniques
    Forged   Bronze
  • Condition
    Excellent. The currency has had the horns expertly reattached. Height on stand: 12.75".
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor structural damages.
  • Dimensions
    9.5 in. H x 6.5 in. W x 2.25 in. D
    24 cm H x 17 cm W x 6 cm D
  • Seller Location
    BAY AREA, CA
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU177827597413
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