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Staff Finial with Female Head

possibly 18th–19th century

Brass and iron

7 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (19.05 × 3.81 × 3.81 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.63
Geography: 
Geography Liberia
Culture: 
Bassa
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Possibly bought by Siegmann in Liberia before 1986
Bequest of William Siegmann to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Bibliography: 

Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers and Alexander Bortolot, eds., Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014), 101, 181, no. 51.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.