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This fine pair of matched, cast bronze bangles is of almost closed ‘C’ form.
The bodies of the bangles are twisted, giving them a wonderful form and texture.
The finials are engraved with geometric patterns.
The bangles are of solid metal and so have a good weight.
Bangles and anklets such as these often were used a s a form of currency in West Africa, as well as a form of adornment.
The pair here is in excellent condition. One is lighter in colour than the other.
Phillips, T., Africa: The Art of a Continent, Prestel, 2004.