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Asafo Flag (Queen Victoria Motif, Black Snake), 19th century

  • Fante, African

Cotton

  • Overall: 87 1/2 × 56 inches (222.3 × 142.2 cm)

Museum Purchase, funds from the Director’s Discretionary Fund; gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Arman in honor of Ingeborg van der Marck, Richard and Dorothy Doerer, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Grain, Martha Vincent, and John and Kathleen Hunter, by exchange

2019.51

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

(Young Robertson Gallery, New York, New York, USA)

2019-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Fante, African, Asafo Flag (Queen Victoria Motif, Black Snake), 19th century, cotton. Detroit Institute of Arts, Museum Purchase, funds from the Director’s Discretionary Fund; gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Armand P. Arman in honor of Ingeborg van der Marck, Richard and Dorothy Doerer, Mr. and Mrs. Murray Grain, Martha Vincent, and John and Kathleen Hunter, by exchange, 2019.51.