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African Art

Anklet

19th to mid-20th century

Metal

6 × 5 × 4 1/2 in. (15.24 × 12.7 × 11.43 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2021.2.18
Geography: 
Burkina Faso
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Private Collection, United States, probably acquired in Burkina Faso, 1960 [see note 1]; sale, Sotheby’s, New York, May 16, 2008, lot 93; sold to Paul F. Walter (1935–2017), New York; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2017

Note 1: According to the Sotheby’s sale catalogue, the anklet was acquired "in situ," a term used to reflect an object was acquired in its country of origin. Further details surrounding the acquisition are unknown.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, African, Oceanic and Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (May 16, 2008), ill.

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.