Letter opener - 2012.62.20_2_3K

2012.62.20_2_3K

Letter opener

Maker: Aboubacar Yahaya, Tuareg
Medium:Silver, ebony
Geography: Agadez, Niger
Date: 1996
Dimensions:
1.8 x 22.5 x 2.3 cm
Object number: 2012.62.20
Credit Line: This acquisition was made possible with the generous support of the Louise Hawley Stone Charitable Trust Fund
Not on view
Description

Letter openers such as this were produced by Tuareg silversmiths as commercial items for the international and local markets. The blade, made from a silver alloy, terminates with a spike around which the handle, made of silver and ebony, is constructed.

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