Currency Object - Gourd, Coins - Yoruba - Nigeria - Asian African Art
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Currency Object – Gourd, Coins – Yoruba – Nigeria


Mid 20th century – Good condition, used with some signs of wear

Object:Currency Object
Ethnic group/ culture:Yoruba
Region/ country:Nigeria
Material:Coins, Gourd
Period:mid 20th century
Condition:Good condition, used with some signs of wear
Sold with stand:No
Dimensions:22×13×13 cm
Weight:330 g

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These unusual objects were made from gourds to hold a set of coins, usually from British West Africa, to make an object of tradeable value and prestige.
This piece is of made of a gourd, with coins tied on with leather straps. The coins, which are tenth-penny coins from British West Africa, date (those that are not worn too smooth to read) from the 30’s & 40’s. Overall good condition with traces of wear and tear.

Provenance: former Belgian private collection.

Shipping within 24 hours after the payment is received. Tracking number will be provided. Signature upon delivery. Fully insured.
May as well be viewed and picked up at the Asian African Art Gallery in Vessem (NL).