African Art

Lidded Box for Gold Dust

19th century

Brass

7/16 x 2 5/16 x 9/16 in. (1.11 x 5.87 x 1.43 cm) lid: 3/16 x 2 5/16 x 9/16 in. (0.48 x 5.87 x 1.43 cm) bottom: 3/8 x 2 5/16 x 1/2 in. (0.95 x 5.87 x 1.27 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2004.97.2
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Metal
Geography: 
Country Guinea Coast, Ghana
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Labelle Prussin Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 140.

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