Rare Ceremonial Chameleon Mbole

Rare Ceremonial Chameleon Mbole

Regular price $600.00 $1,800.00 Sale


Democratic Republic of Congo, Early 20th century

8"H X 14"W 

Like all African currency, this piece was used as a display of wealth as well as in transactions of great value, such as for land or as part of a dowry. What sets this piece apart is the unusual patina, created by charring in fire, that deeply accentuates the details formed in the metal. This will make a stunning addition for the dedicated collector. For others, it reflects the "perfect form" that makes African art like this so universally appealing.