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Rare Antique Unusual African Tribal Solid Metal Large & Heavy Breastplate Necklace

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  • £49.99

Rare Antique Unusual African Tribal Solid Metal Large and Heavy Breastplate Necklace

A particulary rare example of an early 19th Century African Tribal Breastplate Necklace. The Breastplate is very large and weigh a whopping 214g.

This Antique Solid Metal African Tribal Breastplate is Handcrafted and would have been worn in ritual ceremonial Tribal dances as a way of achieving communication with the Gods.

These adornments were also used in traditional African Dances by the Elders as a means of marking life experiences, encouraging abundant crops, honoring Kings and Queens, celebrating weddings, marking rites of passage, banishing evil spirits and other ceremonial occasions.


These African Tribal Jewellery pieces have been skilfully handmade by Tribesmen for centuries using techniques and skills handed down from generation to generation for many thousands of years.


The Breastplate measures 5" x 5" (including the drops) and weighs a hefty 214g.

A modern black cord has been attached for the purpose of wearing but can be removed easily.


No box and no original packaging available for this item - Age early 19th Century.


Condition as seen.

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