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African Art

Goldweight in the Form of a Man Holding a Sword

late 19th century

Brass

3 1/4 × 2 × 1 1/2 in. (8.26 × 5.08 × 3.81 cm)
Gift of James B. Murphy II
2012.29.2
Geography: 
Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Nelson Rockefeller collection, unknown dates
Given to his stepson, James B. Murphy II, unknown date–2012
Gift of James B. Murphy II to Yale University Art Gallery in 2012

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

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.