African Currency

Old African Currency – IYEMBE – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 85,0 high  x cm. 10,0 width (33.46″ x 3.93″). Copper zoomorphic spiral (snake) made with a hexagonal section rod. The section in the upper part is larger than in the lower. They were very important objects for the Iyembe who used them for paying the wedding dowry. For a similar example see: ...

Old African Currency – MUMUYE / CHAMBA – Northen Cameroon

Iron. 19th century. Cm. 29,0 high x 22,0 width (11.42 x 8.66 Inches); gr. 1.128,0 (39.79 oz.). Chamba Tribe The Chamba people have their own particular religious beliefs known as the Chamba religion. The traditional religion of the Chamba is premised on a creator solar God (Su) and ancestor spirits who live...

Old African Currency – IYEMBE – DR Congo

The piece is cm. 95,5 high (37.6″). Bronze zoomorphic spiral (snake) made with a hexagonal section rod. The section in the upper part is larger than in the lower. They were very important objects for the Iyembe who used them for paying the wedding dowry. For a similar example see: - "The Perfect...