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African Art

Amulet

early 20th century

Brass and leather

with leather necklace: 3 3/4 × 9/16 × 16 15/16 in. (9.5 × 1.5 × 43 cm)
amulet only: 3 9/16 × 2 3/4 × 9/16 in. (9 × 7 × 1.5 cm)
Gift of Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973
2007.199.15
Geography: 
Niger
Culture: 
Tuareg, Islamic
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Purchased by Labelle Prussin 1974 in Niger, en route to Tahua
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): 167–68, ill.

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