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Weights for Measuring Gold Dust

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    2148-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 202, box I

Physical description

Photograph depicting two decorative bronze weights in the shape of fish, made using the 'lost wax' technique, from an exhibition of African art

Place of Origin

New York (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 1 to 3 in Height of objects approx

Descriptive line

Photograph by Walker Evans depicting decorative weights for measuring gold dust by the Baule or Ashanti people of Ivory Coast, in an exhibition entitled 'African Negro Art'. New York, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

AFRICAN NEGRO ART

Photographs by Walker Evans

List of Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

[NB: The term ‘negro’ was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.]
African Negro Art Edited by James Johnson Sweeney, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Weights; Scales; Sculpture

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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