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African Art

Knife with Sheath

mid-19th century

Metal, copper, and brass

with sheath: 1 1/8 × 3/8 × 11 3/8 in. (2.9 × 1 × 28.9 cm)
without sheath: 1 1/8 × 1/4 × 11 1/16 in. (2.9 × 0.6 × 28.1 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2007.199.2a-b
Geography: 
Tahua, Niger
Culture: 
Tuareg, Islamic
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Purchased by Labelle Prussin in 1974 in Tahua, Niger
Donated to Yale University Art Gallery by Labelle Prussin in 2007.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 166.

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.