Dimensions: 19" Height x 14" Wide x 4" Deep Condition: Excellent/Genuine Torque Period: c 1910 - 1940 Item Type – Vintage, Antique, Pre-Owned Style/Material: Currency | Bronze Steel
With a beautiful curvature and a fantastic aged patina, this bronze currency piece of the Yoruba people of West Africa (Nigeria) stands as true testament to West African craftsmanship and metal work. Known as a "torque," the heavy cast form was made by melting down manilla bracelets, lesser value currency pieces used by European traders for minor transactions. Owning a Yoruba bronze torque reflected one's amassed wealth, and was used as a great display of social prestige. As a result, a torque such as this was often gifted as a wedding dowry, and the social standing of the groom's family was reflected in the size and symmetry of the piece. Mounted on a custom steel stand, the torque lives on as a striking sculptural object.
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