African Art
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Thorn Carving of Seated Mother

mid-20th century

Thorns, pigment, and glue

3 3/4 x 1 7/8 x 3 1/16 in. (9.5 x 4.7 x 7.8 cm)
Gift of the Op Shop, Ashlar Village, Masonicare
2007.119.9
Culture: 
Yoruba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Yorubaland, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Gift of the Op Shop, Ashlar Village, Masonicare, to Yale University Art Gallery, 2007

Bibliography: 

Luther Turmelle, “Thrift Store Find is Rare African Treasure,” New Haven Register (September 28, 2007), A1, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 168.

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.