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African Art

Male Figure with Rifle

early 20th century

Bronze

9 × 4 × 3 3/4in. (22.8 × 10.2 × 9.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.71
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Liberia
or Guinea Coast, Côte d’Ivoire
Culture: 
Dan
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, to Dec. 31, 1991; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1991–2004;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 26, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 112, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.