Old Money Value - MONNAIE - Cheville (1) - Cuivre - Keguru - ZARMA - DJERMA - Nigeria

Description
Old Money Value - MONNAIE - Cheville (1) - Cuivre - Keguru - ZARMA - DJERMA - Nigeria
Deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle - Bon état

Monetary value, often called 'Keguru CURRENCY'.
Used as marriage money (dowry in marriage agreements (matrimonial payments, a currency for bride-wealth)) when concluding a marriage agreement.
These anklets were used by many peoples: Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Niger, ...

Description in Blandi's book on page 10: "Married women used to wear them on their ankles. These anklets were used as currency, essentially as wedding money".

Provenance: From an old German collection.

Similar item in:
- The perfect form by Roberto Ballarini - page 135 - chapter 2.1

Described/documented by among others:
- Blandin - 1988 - p 10.
- Dillingham 1968.
- Johansson - 1967 - p.147.


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Informations du lot
Nombre total d’articles
1
Article
Old Money Value - MONNAIE - Cheville
Nom de l’objet indigène
Keguru
Ethnie / culture
ZARMA - DJERMA
Région/pays
Nigeria
Matériau
Cuivre
Période
Deuxième moitié du XIXe siècle
État
Bon état
Vendu avec support
Non
Dimensions
13.5×11×3.5 cm
Poids
1765 g
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