Fine Massive Bamum Bracelet – African Currency – Cameroon

Fine Massive Bamum Bracelet – African Currency – Cameroon

75,00

Bronze; grams 570,0 (20.11 oz); Cm. 14,5 high x cm 12,0 width (5.71″ x 4.72″).

This massive ornate bracelet is a form of currency found among the Bamum (Bamun) people of Cameroon.

Though often identified as a currency type it also served as a prestige object available in most instances to elites within Bamum society. Featuring a complex series of patterns this hollow cast bracelet is decorated with a series of lines, zig-zag patterns and a center section arranged as a complex interlace design.

This massive, heavy and hollow cast bracelet is an extraordinary example of the skill of the Bamun bronze caster in casting a large metal form with complex design on the outer surface and a smooth interior surface with an open space between both surfaces.

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Weight 800 g