Old African Currency – IYEMBE – DR Congoamazigh
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:
- “The Perfect Form”, by Roberto Ballarini, page 272.
- “African Currency”, by Adolfo Bartolomucci, page 92.