Mfunte Iron Currency

c. 1900
$780 USD
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Dimensions
W: 10.0" D: 4.0" H: 26.5"
Materials
Iron
Purchase Quantity
Collection #
CAA0781
Estimated Shipping
$38

In many pre-colonial regions of Africa, iron was so valuable that tools often doubled as currencies for rare but significant transactions. This large iron form is a currency piece from the Mfunte peoples of what is now the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and is shaped in a flat, waisted form meant to resemble an animal hide. With its clean lines and irregular surface texture, the currency piece resembles a minimalist metalwork sculpture, commanding space with its simplicity.

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