African Art

Comb (Duafe)

19th–20th century

Wood

12 x 4 1/4 x 5/8 in. (30.48 x 10.8 x 1.59 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.1
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Geography: 
Country Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Merton D. Simpson, New York, April 13, 1965
Rene Rasmussen, Paris, unknown dates
The William W. Brill Collection of African Art
Sotheby's, November 17, 2006, sale NO8287, lot 149
Paul F. Walter Collection, 2006–2017

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.