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
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    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
  • Number of Items
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