Incised Copper Currency Anklet

c. 1900
$2,780 USD
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Dimensions
W: 4.0" D: 3.75" H: 7.5"
Materials
Copper
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Collection #
CAA0288B
Estimated Shipping
$75

Time honored texture and form define this Nigerian copper sculptural object. The intricate geometry was achieved through a process known as scarification. The artisan would meticulously trace and retrace their carvings to create the definition and discoloration exhibited here. A woman of status used this anklet as both ceremonial garb and as an expression of her day to day wealth. It has been mounted on a custom steel stand.

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