Vessel supported by female kneeling legs, with three figures seated on the rim

19th century

African Art

Not on view



7 1/2 × 6 × 6 in. (19.05 × 15.24 × 15.24 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art

Accession Number



19th century


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Acquired by Leo Frobenius (1873–1938), Germany, during his Kongo-Kasia Expedition, Northern Kuba near Sankuru, 1904–1906 (Forbenius Institute Register Number:FoA 01-2686). Dr. Ralph Linton (1893–1953), New Haven, Conn., by 1953 [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Adelin Hohlfield Linton (1899–1977) New Haven, Conn.; sold to Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn (1905–1968) and James Marshall Osborn (1906–1976), New Haven, Conn., 1954; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,1955

Note 1: Ralph Linton was the Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale from 1946 until his death in 1953.

  • Jan Vansina, Art History in Africa (London: Longman Group Limited, 1884), 153, fig. 8.5
  • Ralph Linton, The Linton Collection of African Sculpture: An Exhibition, March 13 through April 18, 1954, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1954), no. 108
  • Leo Frobenius, Im Schatten des Kongostaates: Bericht über den Verlauf der ersten Reisen der D. I. A. F. E. von 1904–1906, über deren forschungen und Beobachtungen auf geographischem und Kolonialwirtschaftlichem Gebiet (Berlin: G. Reimer, 1907), 233, ill
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figures women

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