Benin Bronze Bangle. These bronze cast bangles are found in West Africa. Benin Bangles were used as a form of currency and to provide status to the wearer. Their value lay in the metal itself, and in the amount of ornamentation. They were put onto the brides arm as part of her wedding dowry.
Size approx: 14cm (H) x 13cm (W) x 8cm (D) (bangle size)