African Tribal Art - Iron Currency, Kuur, Sara People, Southern Chad

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Currency, kurr
Sara-Madjingaye peoples,
Southern Chad
Hand forged iron
21" (53.3 cm) and 19.5" (49.5 cm) high, as based
Late 19th to early 20th century

These rare currencies have a wonderfully minimalist anthropomorphic form, but were inspired by the sacred throwing knife called Miya-bo. Ex. private collection, Northern California. c.f. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, ed. Allen F. Roberts, et al. p. 158
#3651 and #3652, sold as a pair 


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