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Kissi Pennies

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2002, acquired from an African merchant, New York by Professor Dwight Heath, Providence, RI; 2008, gift of Dwight B. and Anna C. Heath in memory of their son David to the MFA. (Accession date: December 17, 2008)

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Gift of Dwight B. and Anna Cooper Heath, in memory of their son, David B. Heath

Coin with a Soul

African, Kissi, Loma, Kpelle, or Bande peoples,

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Image: 4.4 x 3.8 x 34.3 cm (1 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 13 1/2 in.)

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Iron, wrapped in raffia


Africa and Oceania