Mbole Currency Anklet
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Mbole Currency Anklet

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Part Number:4040
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ITEM #:
4040
ETHNIC GROUP:
Mbole
REGION OF ORIGIN:
Democratic Republic of Congo.
MATERIAL:
Forged Copper.
SIZE:
8.75" (22.2 cm)
CONDITION:
Excellent.
NOTE:
Stand not included. Custom stand like this can be ordered for $35.



PROVENANCE:
Private USA Estate Collection



CATALOGUE NOTE:
This large anklet, and other uniquely designed metal pieces like it, served as pieces of currency in the Congo. They were used for rare, but major transactions. These particular Mbole forms were modeled after anklets that were actually worn generations ago, but are no longer worn. Their age is unknown, but similar pieces have been found to be centuries old. These dramatic copper forms have been popular for decades with designers and any collector who appreciates beautiful form and function. They are now nearly impossible to find.