Elmina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast

October 14, 1992 – May 2, 1993

National Museum of African Art
950 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC

Point of View Gallery, Sublevel 1 Floor Plan

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.