BANGDA DANCE COIN AX - Kapsiki Kirdi culture, Cameroon - First half of the 20th century

20th century
Tribal Art
From: 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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    Kapsiki Kirdi culture, Cameroon
    First half of the 20th century
    iron and coin
    H.: 43; L.: 34 cm

    The ax or sickle is made of wrought iron in one piece. It is entirely incised with geometric patterns organized in register, the head is embellished with a British West Africa halfpenny coin. It is struck on the obverse "Georgivs V Rex et Ind Imp" accompanied by a crown, the reverse "British West Africa 1920" and centered with the Star of David.
    This coin was current from 1912 to 1936, it refers to the reign of King George V of the United Kingdom from 1910 to 1936.

    Used for funeral dance ceremonies, this ax could also be used as currency.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref.LP: 2959

    Ref: 6N47Y619UL

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    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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