Katanga Handa Cross

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Katanga Handa Cross (N° 3393)

Piece of Jan Putteneers African art collection(Antwerpen, Belgium). Collected part "in situ" in 1945.

The first croisettes copper appear in the 13th century in the tombs of southern Katanga current at the same time as cowries and beads of glass paste, used also as a means of payment. They will be in use until the 1920s.
Besides the use of currency, also served croisettes badge of dignity and power.  


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OriginCollection privée Jan Putteneers
EthnyLa Porte Dogon
Height cm24
Width23 cm
Weight0.93 Kg
Estimated datingdébut xx° century
Socle includedYes

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