Iron currency, 1900-1950

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Gift of funds from Beverly Grossmanexpand_more  2019.44.6

The surfaces of Idoma currency blades are characteristically scratched and ribbed, as is the case here. Usually the currency has a single triangular shape on top and ends in a sharp point on the bottom. Here, a second triangle has been joined on the side, while the point, which ends in a snake’s head, has been twisted around itself to form a circle. Without knowing the intentions of those who made or used it, we are left to ask: are these additions mere embellishments, or do they indicate noneconomic uses of this iron'

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Iron currency
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2019.44.6
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