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African Art

Head

ca. 300–1200

Terracotta

6 3/4 × 4 × 4 in. (17.15 × 10.16 × 10.16 cm)
with base: 10 × 4 × 4 in. (25.4 × 10.16 × 10.16 cm)
Gift of Mark Landrum, B.A. 1961
2015.70.7
Geography: 
Niger
Culture: 
Bura
Period: 
4th–13th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Jean-Yves Brizot, Exote L'Unite dans la Diversite, Jean-Yves Brizot, Alison Mezey, 3382 Clay Street, San Francisco, California 94118 or P.O. Box 9927 Marina Del Rey California, 90295 [now out of business], collected in Niger from a local dealer, unknown dates
Jean-Yves Brizo sold the piece in March 10, 2000
Mark Landrum, 2000–2015

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

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.