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Male Figure

ca. 200 B.C.E–500 C.E.

Terracotta

26 1/2 × 7 3/4 × 8 in. (67.31 × 19.69 × 20.32 cm)
Gift of SusAnna and Joel B. Grae
2010.6.109
Geography: 
Geography Nigeria
Culture: 
Katsina
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).

Frederick John Lamp, “Ancient Terracotta Figures from Northern Nigeria,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 53, fig. 3.

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.