Kente “Liar’s Cloth” (Kontompo Ntama)

early 20th century

African Art

Not on view
Medium

Cotton (mill spun)

Dimensions

53 1/2 × 81 in. (135.9 × 205.7 cm)

Credit Line

The Heinz Family Fund

Accession Number

2022.55.1

Geography
Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Art Market, Ghana; sold to Musa Susoho (dealer), Kumasi, Ghana, by 2021 [see note 1]; sold to Duncan Clarke (Alfie’s Antiques Market), London, November 2021; sold through Emilie Irving (Xenomania), New York, to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2022

Note 1: Susoho bought “Liar’s Cloth” from a dealer active in central Ghana (email from Duncan Clarke to the Gallery, June 23, 2022, copy in curatorial file)
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