African Art

Effigy Figure

18th–19th century

Stone

42 x 11 1/2 x 8 in. (106.68 x 29.21 x 20.32 cm) base+object: 43 x 12 x 10 3/4 in. (109.22 x 30.48 x 27.31 cm)
Gift of Mark Landrum, B.A. 1961
2015.70.9
Culture: 
Bongo
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Behr el Ghazal plain, South Sudan
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Berete Hamidu (an American art dealer of Guinean descent), unknown date– May 2002
Douglas Dawson, 400 North Morgan Street, Chicago, Illinois 60622, purchased the piece from Berete Hamidu in May 2002 and sold it March 27, 2006 to Mark Landrum
Mark Landrum, 2006–2015

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.