Large African Wall Sculpture Two 19th Century West African Iron Currency Spears

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Large, 7'3" long, mounted African sculpture. Two 19th century West African iron currency spears . Spears are mounted on linen covered board with simple wood frame. May be hung vertical or horizontal. Forged iron currency has a long history throughout west Africa dating back to the first millennium from evidence of iron working in northern Nigeria. The convertibility of forged iron into other objects makes it an ideal form of currency.


    Of the Period
    Place of Origin
    Date of Manufacture
    19th Century
    Wear consistent with age and use
    87 in. H x 26 in. W x 3 in. D
    221 cm H x 66 cm W x 8 cm D
    Seller Location
    Rochester, NY
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