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African Art

Oil Lamp

mid-20th century

Iron

49 × 21 × 9 3/4 in. (124.46 × 53.34 × 24.77 cm)
Gift of Gregory F. W. Todd, B.A. 1976, in memory of Albert and Eszti Votaw
2016.93.1
Geography: 
Mali
Culture: 
Mande
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Lighting Devices
Provenance: 

Albert and Eszti Votaw collected the piece in either Mali or the Ivory Coast between 1966-1981 when the family was living in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.The piece was then was given to the parents of Gregory FW Todd in the late 1970's or early 1980's. The donor, Gregory FW Todd, B.A. 1976, received the piece in 2011 and donated it Yale University Art Gallery in 2016.

Bibliography: 

“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.