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Bead, between 19th and 20th century

  • Baule, African

Gold filligree

  • Overall: 4 × 2 3/8 inches (10.2 × 6 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund for African Art



Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

Pitts Rivers. sold October 31, 1967, (Judith Small Gallery, New York, New York, USA). (Dr. and Mrs. Hilbert H. DeLawter)

1977-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 1. Art of Black Africa. Exh. cat., Flint Institute of Arts. February 8-April 5, 1970, no. 41. Sieber, R. African Textiles and Decorative Arts. Exh. cat., Museum of Modern Art, Los Angeles County Museum, M.J. DeYoung Memorial Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art. October 11, 1972 - December 2, 1973, no. 120 (ill.). Beckham, B. Intellectual Digest. (May 1973): (col. ill.). "Family Art Game," Detroit Free Press (May 18, 1986): p. 15 (ill.) [DIA Advertising Supplement]. Berzock, Kathleen Bickford, ed. Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa. Exh. cat., Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University. Princeton, 2019, pp. 2 (ill.) and 36 (fig. 1.16).

Baule, African, Bead, between 19th and 20th century, gold filligree. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Eleanor Clay Ford Fund for African Art, 77.10.