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Figure of a Bird (Porpianong)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, pigment, and iron staple

44 1/2 × 18 5/16 × 15 3/8 in. (113 × 46.5 × 39 cm)
Gift of Cynthia Borg Mintz and Wendy Borg Furth in memory of their parents, John and Frances Borg
2007.82.1
Geography: 
Country Ivory Coast
Country Burkina Faso
Country Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Senufo, Poro association
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Bought by Helene Kamer, Paris, in Abidjan in 1963, in her collection until 1972.
John and Frances Borg, unknown dates
Gifted to Yale University Art Gallery by Cynthia Borg Mintz and Wendy Borg Furth in 2007

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 188.

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.