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Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
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Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
Object
Kru ring Grebo - Bronze Armilla - Tien oder Nitien
Ethnic group
Kru
Origin
Liberia
Provenance
Northern German Collection
Material
Bronze
Size
D: 34 cm
Weight
approx. 15 kg
Description
A very rare, open, circular bronze bracelet with four protuberances. The ring is damaged on the open side (the casting process wasn't perfect). There seems to be few hard facts about these so-called bracelets. Legend has it that they represent a water spirit which has the power to stop war, create new villages, help fertility and cure diseases.

The cast is damaged at both ends of the ring.

Collected around 1970 in Liberia

Lit.: The Perfect Form - On the Track of Tribal Currency - Roberto Ballarini

Price:   0,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  28-05
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