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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.

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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