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What is this?

Button depicting scene of four figures in a landscape. Three women and a child wearing dresses. At center a light-skinned woman in jewelry and large turban topped with a sunhat.

This is a button from Haiti. It is dated late 18th century and we acquired it in 1949. Gift of R. Keith Kane from the Estate of Mrs. Robert B. Noyes. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

gouache paint on tin verre fixé, ivory (backing), glass, gilt metal

Its dimensions are

H x diam.: 1 x 3.7 cm (3/8 x 1 7/16 in.)

This object was made for Toussaint L'Ouverture and attributed to Agostino Brunias

This object was donated by R. Keith Kane

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