TORQUE MONEY - Yoruba culture, Nigeria - First half of the 20th century

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

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    Yoruba culture, Nigeria
    First half of the 20th century
    Metal alloy
    H. 41 ; L. 38 ; Thickness : 7 cm

    Torque made of a large and heavy circular rigid metal alloy rod with sides entirely incised with circular motifs and finished with spikes at its ends.

    Its characteristic shape is inspired by the shackles exported by the Portuguese from the 16th century on the Nigerian coast. Like the shackles of the time, this torque was also used as currency. Its value also gives it a function during social or ritual transactions.

    Text and photos © FCP CORIDON

    Ref.LP : 1553

    Ref: TM97QCCWRC

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    Location 93400, Saint-Ouen, France

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