The bilingual catalog (French and English) published for the exhibition Currencies and Wonders, at the Monnaie de Paris from May 12 to September 25, 2022
Rolls of feathers, beads and shells, jewels cast in gold or bronze... Of infinite variety are the forms of money invented by men to materialize commercial transactions, express rank and wealth, weave links with the forces of the visible and invisible worlds.
Published on the occasion of the exhibition Currencies & Wonders at the Monnaie de Paris, this book offers a discovery of these objects of exchange through the intersecting views of anthropologists, economists and and art historians. It is also a tribute to the anonymous artists who created them.
- 280 pages
- More than 120 illustrations