Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze
Yoruba Bronze Torque Benin Bronze

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Yoruba Bronze Torque

Regular price $1,950.00 Sale price $1,560.00

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

ABOUT 

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.

SHIPPING AND RETURNS

Please allow 3-4 business days to process, package and ship sculpture. Orders are shipped via UPS Ground and 100% insured. Tracking information will be updated once order has been shipped. We have a strict no return policy on our antique/collectible items. Sculpture is “SOLD AS IS”. If you have any questions, please let us know.