Tag - IYEMBE

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 – 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...