Catalogue  |  Selling your art  |  about shikra  |  shikra film  |  Art in Action  |   |   |  Checkout  | 
Home » Old Manilla - West Africa
Galerie Afrikanische Kunst
E-mail this to a friend
Question about this object
Old Manilla - West Africa
Object
Old Manilla - West Africa
Origin
West Africa
Material
Copper
Size
D: 12 x 10 cm
Weight
850 g
Description
Slight oval shape, open bangle from copper. Matt, slightly shining patina.
Used for trading, and on occasion in exchange for slaves.
Exact origin unknown

Traditional money from West Africa consisting of copper. Used for trading, and on occasion in exchange for slaves.
Exact origin unknown

Manillas circulated in West Africa from the ending of the 15th century until 1948. Besides other criteria the quality of their sound would tell their value. In the middle of the 16th century Portuguese seamen had to pay 50 Manillas for one ounce of gold.

Price:   30,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  55-35
Add to basket
Galerie Afrikanische Kunst
e-mail address:
Password:
forgotten password?
terms and conditions
Imprint
Contact
Home
deutsch
Francais
italiano
español
Русский
中文
日本語
العربية
Specialist African art translations