Ekonda, Mongo, Kutu, Kota (Ekota) money. Dem. Rep. Congo.
  • Ekonda, Mongo, Kutu, Kota (Ekota) money. Dem. Rep. Congo.

Ekonda, Mongo, Kutu, Kota (Ekota) money. Dem. Rep. Congo.

Codice: 166 Current

EKONDA, MONGO, KUTU, KOTA (EKOTA)
copper anklet provenance: Dem. Rep. Congo.
Origin name: Konga
Heavy leg shield made by the Mongo smiths,
a vast tribal group of central Congo that used
furnaces dug into the earth to heat and melt the metal,
and then poured it into a horizontal cast moulded
in fire clay made with a wooden mould. The still hot ingot
was finally bent over a trunk to obtain the cylindrical
shape desired. Worn by women, it testified to the
husband’s wealth. It was removed by the smith only after
the owner’s death.

W.34 cm. D.15 cm. Weight 8800 gr.

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