These African bronze pieces have a large copper content which creates the beautiful and much sought after verdigris patina. A bell with ornate accents, a snake like coiled currency and a miniature representation of a granary door all are museum mounted on metal stands. A special collection.
Three African objects of great interest are museum mounted and offered together to make a stunning accent. The old Bakota figure is carved of wood and covered with copper and brass then placed in a basket containing bones of ancestors to ward off evil spirits. We have added a metallic patina to the two blade currencies . Together they compliment one another using mixed metal patinas. All bases have a luscious bronze patina.
Large, heavy, copper alloy leg bands were used as a form of currency for important transactions, including purchasing a bride! These currencies were sand-cast in the earth and while the metal was still malleable, they were wrapped over a log to make the cylindrical shape. Wealthier women wore these leg bands and used rolls of plant fiber to protect their skin from rubbing.