African Art

Goldweight in the Form of a Bird

14th–19th Century

Brass

2 3/4 x 1 x 3/4 in. (6.99 x 2.54 x 1.91 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.44
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
14th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, unknown dates
William Brill, unknown dates
Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1982, lot 184
Gift of Mrs. Erika Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2014

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.