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African Art

Lock with key

late 17th–18th century

Iron, brass, and copper

lock (1a-b): 2 1/4 × 11/16 × 5 1/2 in. (5.7 × 1.8 × 14 cm) key (.2): 1 1/16 × 3/16 × 4 15/16 in. (2.7 × 0.4 × 12.6 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2007.199.14.1a-b-.2
Geography: 
Country Niger
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Tuareg, Islamic
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Hardware
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): 166–67, ill.

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