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African Art
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Male figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and porcelain

5 7/8 in. (14.9 cm)
Gift of Anne Mitro in memory of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal
2009.85.1
Geography: 
Geography Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Bembe
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Marius-Ary Leblond, Colonial Administrator, ca. 1905
Michel Anstett, Paris, unknown dates
Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, January 21, 1967, lot 79
Frieda and Milton Rosenthal, unknown date–2008
Sotheby"s New York, 14 November 2008: The Collection of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal: African and Oceanic Art
Anne Mitro, 2008–2009

Bibliography: 

Hudson River Museum, African Art in Westchester from Private Collections, exh. cat. (Yonkers, N.Y.: Hudson River Museum, 1971), no. 178 or 179, fig. 17.

Sotheby’s, New York, The Collection of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal: African and Oceanic Art, sale cat. (November 14, 2008), 39, fig. 17.

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.