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Goldweight in the form of a Chameleon

17th–19th century

Brass

1 × 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (2.54 × 1.27 × 6.35 cm)
Gift of J Marshall Osborn for the Linton Collection
1984.123.13h
Geography: 
Country Guinea Coast, Ghana
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
17th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
James M. Osborn, 1954–1970; J. Marshall Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1984

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