African Art

Gold Weight in the Shape of Two Snails

18th–19th century

Brass (cast from the natural object)

1/2 x 3/4 x 1/4in. (1.2 x 1.9 x 0.6 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2004.97.17
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
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.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.