Woman’s Prestige Cloth (Ìborùn)

19th century

African Art

Not on view


Hand-spun cotton and imported silk (àlàárì)


65 × 75 1/2 × 1/8 in. (165.1 × 191.8 × 0.3 cm)

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Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

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With Arikeade Seosan (dealer, died 2012), Ondo, Nigeria; sold to Duncan Clarke (Alfie’s Antiques Market), London, 2008; sold to private collection, United Kingdom, 2010; partial exchange with Duncan Clarke (Alfie’s Antiques Market), London, 2019 [see note 1]; sold through Emilie Irving (Xenomania), New York, to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2022

Note 1: (Email from Duncan Clarke to the Gallery, January 18, 2022, see curatorial object file.)
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