Kuba Currency Spear

c. 1900
$480 USD
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Dimensions
W: 1.0" D: 0.5" H: 89.0"
Materials
Iron
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAA0679B
Estimated Shipping
$75

While shield and spear were central to African combat, this example by the Kuba people of Central Africa was most likely made to serve as a piece of trade currency. Many pre-colonization African currencies were formed after objects of inherent value. This spear-form piece represented the vital need for metal weaponry in tribal warfare. Forged as a broadleaf spear, the sculptural form contrasts its violent potential by invoking an image of peaceful branches swaying in the wind.

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