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African Art

Male Figure

early 20th century

Guarea wood

14 1/2 × 4 1/2 × 3 1/2 in. (36.83 × 11.43 × 8.89 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.24
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Songye
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1954

Bibliography: 

John Pemberton III, Crosscurrents: Art of the Southeastern Congo, exh. cat. (Northampton, Mass.: Smith College Museum of Art, 2011), 26, no. 10.

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.