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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery

Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

22 1/2 x 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. (57.15 x 16.51 x 12.07 cm)
Gift of Corine Thompson in memory of Dr. Eugene E. Thompson, Jr.
2011.68.1
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Sierra Leone
Country Liberia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

William R Tolbert, Jr. (1913-1980), President of Liberia, 1971-1980, Monrovia, Liberia, unknown date (by 1971)-April 12, 1980
Richard V. Tolbert, New York, New York (nephew of Pres. William R Tolbert, Jr.), unknown dates
Armand O. Sangare II, Newark, New Jersey, unknown date-August 18, 2006
Dr. Eugene Thompson, Rockville Centre, New York (husband of Corine Thompson), August 18, 2006-2010
Gift of Corine Thompson to Yale University Art Gallery in 2011

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.