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African Art

Funerary Vessel with a Human Figure

ca. 300–1200

Terracotta

22 1/2 × 9 1/4 × 7 in. (57.15 × 23.5 × 17.78 cm)
Gift of SusAnna and Joel B. Grae
2010.6.31
Geography: 
Country Niger
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Bura
Period: 
4th–13th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Wayne Cancro, Jersey City, N.J, 1981–2004; SusAnna and Joel B. Grae, New York, 2004–2010; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2010.pdf (accessed 2012).

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.