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Maker:
Tuareg artist  Search this
Medium:
Leather, silver, copper alloy, copper, cloth
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 63.5 x 7.0 x 1.4 cm (25 x 2 3/4 x 9/16 in.)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Date:
Early to mid-20th century
Label Text:
The Tuareg attach daggers, which were once used for hunting, to belts worn at their waists. This leather and metal scabbard is decorated with cutwork and stamped, pierced and engraved designs.
Description:
Leather and metal scabbard decorated with cutwork and stamped, pierced and engraved designs and cloth strips tied to metal loops attached to each side of the scabbard.
Provenance:
Private European collection, collected Niger or Mali, 1959-1971 to 1993
Exhibition History:
Art from the Forge, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., September 6, 1995-January 2, 1996
Topic:
Status  Search this
geometric motif  Search this
Credit Line:
Museum purchase and gift of Mrs. Florence Selden in memory of Carl L. Selden
Object number:
93-6-5.2
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_93-6-5.2