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Male Figure

ca. 12th–18th century

Terracotta

Head: 3 1/8 × 2 1/2 × 2 7/8 in. (7.94 × 6.35 × 7.3 cm)
Body: 9 × 4 3/4 × 3 3/8 in. (22.86 × 12.07 × 8.57 cm)
Gift of Charles D. Miller III, B.A. 1974
2011.38.2
Geography: 
Ghana
Culture: 
Koma
Period: 
12th–18th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased in Accra, Ghana, from Baba Mahma Oudraegu, about 1980; Charles D. Miller III, St. James, N.Y., about 1980–2011; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.