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Manilla - West Africa
Manilla - West Africa
Manilla - West Africa
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Manilla - West Africa
Object
Manilla - West Africa
Ethnic group
unknown
Origin
West Africa
Provenance
Hans Himmelheber (West Africa Expedition 1935) - Kegel-Konietzko, Hamburg
Material
Copper-alloy
Size
D: 8.5 cm
Description
Collected in-situ during the West Africa expedition of Hans Himmelheber in 1935.

Manillas are a form of money, usually made of bronze or copper, which were used in West Africa. They were produced in large numbers in a wide range of designs, sizes, and weights. Originating before the colonial period, perhaps as the result of trade with the Portuguese Empire, Manillas continued to serve as money and decorative objects until the late 1940s and are still used as decorative objects in some contexts. In the popular consciousness, they are particularly associated with the Atlantic slave trade.
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Price:   70,00 EUR
Catalogue No.:  55-72
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