African Art

Coffer

20th century

Wood, copper, silver, and brass

7 5/8 x 11 5/8 x 5 5/8in. (19.368 x 29.528 x 14.288 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2007.80.2
Culture: 
Islamic
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Geography: 
Made in Boutilimit, North Africa, Mauritania
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Purchased by Labelle Prussin in Dakar "Moorish" market (Marché des Maures) from a blacksmith (haddad), in 1970
Donated to Yale University Art Gallery by Labelle Prussin in 2007.

Bibliography: 

Labelle Prussin, “David in West Africa: ‘No More Forever’?,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 99, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 186.

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.