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Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast

October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

African Art Museum
950 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC

Location: Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1

Unique gold objects, appliqued and embroidered cloths, and brass weights reflect the many influences that shaped Elmina, a fortified trading post established in 1480 by the Portuguese that attracted numerous merchants and seafarers, among them Christopher Columbus.