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Adze with a Human Head and a Crocodile

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and metal

15 3/4 x 8 9/16 x 2 7/16 in. (40 x 21.7 x 6.2 cm)
Gift of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2007.89.1
Culture: 
Pende
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Arcade Gallery of London, San Francisco, CA, October 20, 1990
Gift of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery in 2007

Bibliography: 

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 189, pl. 174.

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.