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Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
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Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Object
Kru Ring (Grebo) - Bronze Armilla - Tien or Nitien
Ethnic group
Kru
Origin
Liberia
Provenance
Northern German Collection
Material
Bronze
Size
approx. 20 cm
Weight
approx. 2 kg
Description
Rare bronze armilla from the Kru in Liberia.
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.

Collected around 1970 in Liberia

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

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Catalogue No.:  28-06
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