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African Art

Ear Ornaments

late 19th century

Brass and hide

1/8 × 3 1/2 in. (0.32 × 8.9 cm)
Gift of A. David and Bonnie Frazier Young
2006.214.1a-b
Geography: 
Kenya
Culture: 
Kikuyu
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Collected by Frank Kellogg Smith in Africa, 1900-1920 [representative for National Tube Co. in South Africa]
George Ira Lancraft VI, unknown dates [stepson of Frank Kellogg and father of Bonnie Young]
A. David and Bonnie Frazier Young, unknown date- 2006

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 188.

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