Shield Currency

African, Cameroon, Mfumte peoples
mid-20th century


Dimensions

Overall: 64.1 x 24.8 cm (25 1/4 x 9 3/4 in.) Lender Accessory: 14 x 14 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2006.2052

Medium or Technique

Iron

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Numismatics

Provenance

Between 2000 and 2006, acquired by Timothy Phillips, Boston [see note]; 2006, year-end gift of Timothy Phillips to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 24, 2007)

NOTE: Probably purchased from a dealer in Paris, Brussels, or New York.

Credit Line

Gift of Timothy Phillips