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African Art
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Drum Supported by a Female Figure (An-Def)

mid-20th century

Wood, paint, hide, encrustation, and fiber

35 × 15 × 15 in. (88.9 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2010.202.1
Geography: 
Country Guinea
Culture: 
Baga, Sitem
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Provenance: 

Al Farrow, Sculptor, 1970's–unknown date
Yale University purchased the drum in 2010 from Ethan Rider of the Sujaro Gallery of African Art, San Francisco, 2010

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 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.