Zena Kruzick

Hand-forged Iron Currency, "Kurr"

Sara-Madjingaye peoples

Southern Chad

21" (53.3 cm) and 19.5" (49.5 cm) high, as based

DESCRIPTION

These rare currencies have a wonderfully minimalist anthropomorphic form, but were inspired by the sacred throwing knife called Miya-bo. Sold as a pair.

c.f. Striking Iron: The Art of African Blacksmiths, ed. Allen F. Roberts, et al. p. 158

CONDITION


Very good, intact.

Provenance

Ex Cathryn Cootner collection, Sonoma, CA

DATE

Late 19th to early 20th century

Dimensions

21" (53.3 cm) and 19.5" (49.5 cm) high, as based

PRICE

USD $

1300

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