Salt hammer

African, Mali, Tuareg peoples
20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 26 x 14.3 x 7 cm (10 1/4 x 5 5/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2008.1643

Medium or Technique

Copper, brass and silver, with wood inlay

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Personal accessories

Provenance

1968, acquired in Ouagadougou, Upper Volta (now Burkina Faso) by Carolyn and Eli Newberger, Boston; 2008, gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger to the MFA. (Accession date: January 21, 2009)

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger