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African Art

Goldweight in the Form of Mudfish

14th–19th Century

Brass

base+object: 2 3/8 × 1 3/4 × 1 1/8 in. (6.03 × 4.45 × 2.86 cm) 1 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 1/4 in. (3.81 × 4.45 × 0.64 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.58
Geography: 
Made in Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
14th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1980, lot 187
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.