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African Art

Spearhead

15th–16th century

Possibly iron

5 1/2 × 1/2 × 1/8 in. (14 × 1.3 × 0.3 cm)
Gift of Deborah Volberg Pagnotta and Dr. Rachel Volberg in honor of Professor Labelle Prussin, Ph.D. 1973, our tough, brilliant mother
2019.110.59
Geography: 
Country Mauritania
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Islamic
Period: 
15th–16th century
Classification: 
Arms and Armor
Provenance: 

Collected by Labelle Prussin, Pomona, NY, 2004 in Mauritania at an archaeological site; Deborah Volberg Pagnotta, Yorktown Heights, NY and Dr. Rachel Volberg, Northampton, MA; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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