Arm Cuff

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Dublin Core

Title

Arm Cuff

Subject

Costume, jewelry, bracelets

Description

This cuff was made in the Mandara Mountains of Cameroon and Nigeria, where the Kapsiki people wore similar cuffs to display wealth and status. During the 18th century, the cuffs developed a secondary function as an early form of currency; men would wear brass cuffs and could remove them to purchase important items, such as livestock, land and weaponry.

Date

18th Century

Contributor

Curated by Kara DeDonato

Format

Brass

Identifier

1995.9.2

Coverage

Northern Nigeria

Comments

Allowed tags: <p>, <a>, <em>, <strong>, <ul>, <ol>, <li>

About the Original Item

Date Added
August 11, 2010
Collection
Fleming Museum
Citation
“Arm Cuff,” Omeka@CTL, accessed July 11, 2020, http://badger.uvm.edu/omeka/items/show/558.
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