Gurunsi Metal Leg Anklet Currency - Ornament De Jambe en Metal | Gurunsi Burkina Faso
Curved ring shape, supporting four (4) male heads and a vertical projection. Beautiful crusty patina.
Fisher, A. : African Adorned, London, 1984, p.124 for an almost identical anklet with four heads. The author states that the heads represented are those of ancestors whose power and protection is elicited by the wearing jewelry with such images.
- REGION: Burkina Faso
- CULTURE: Gurunsi
- PERIOD: XIX-XXth century
- CATEGORIES: Bracelet / Anklet / Armlet / Armband / Cuff / Bangle
- FEATURES: cephalomorphic
- MATERIALS: Metal / Steel