Brass tabacco bag, Bamum, Western Grassfields, Cameroon.
A very fine example of a brass tobacco bag / medicine container also used as currency, elaborate cast using the lost wax method and decorated with leather strips, coins, glass beads, brass rings and a brass bell.
Condition: worn, dents, scratches, spots with oxidation and other minor irregularities.
Measurements: Height 73 cm - 28.74 inch. Height brass part: 32 cm - 12.6 inch. Width 22 cm - 8.66 inch. Weight: 2618 grams!