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1,650.00

The Katanga tribe from the Southeast Congo (formerly Zaire) made these cast copper crosses as a form of currency. For centuries these crosses served as indications of wealth and were used for dowry payments and trade as well as funerary rites. Once a single cross would buy around six chickens in the Congo, today they are collectable conversation pieces.

Antique Forged Copper
Steel Stand, No Finish
Individually Unique
Stand heights made to order
8”-14”W
 

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Typical lead-time is 3 weeks. Rush lead-times are available with a 15% upcharge to the order. Custom stand heights are available upon request.