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BANGDA DANCE COIN AX
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
|Style||Tribal Art (African Currencies of Tribal Art Style)|
|Century||20th century (African Currencies 20th century)|
|Shipping Time||Ready to ship in 2-3 Business Days|
|Location||93400, Saint-Ouen, France|
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