Penannular bronze anklet

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Africa, Nigeria, Igbo people

Donated by Mrs A Arnot
Museum number 9999-1137

Chieftains' wives and prosperous women wore numerous anklets. They became expressions of their social position because the weight of them prevented the women from working. In many African societeies metal bracelets, anklets, collars and earrings were worn as jewellery and could also serve as currency. As currency they were not for everyday transactions but rather as a form of wealth that was easy to store and transport

Penannular bronze anklet
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