African Tribal Art - Anchor Currency, Kwele People, Gabon

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Anchor currency, zong
Kwele people, Gabon
/Democratic Republic of Congo
Hand forged iron
21.75" (55.3 cm) high as based and 16" (40.6 cm) wide
Early to mid 20th century

Inspired by a crossbow and mandjong, these anchor-like currencies were called zong.


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