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What is this?

Button depicting scene with five figures. Two men wear white clothing and pink turbans and are training with wooden sticks, looking at their left [proper]. Behind them, a woman in a skirt, shirt and white turban also faces the same direction. On each side, two shirtless men stand wearing pants and turbans.

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.

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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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