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Marionette:Colonial Figure

early 20th century

Wood, metal, pigment, and twine

32 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 17 in. (82.55 x 34.29 x 43.18 cm)
Gift of Lise, Ceil, and Zoe Friedman in memory of Martin Friedman
2017.155.1
Culture: 
Ibibio
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Cross River region, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Bought in London from the Berkeley Gallery in 1965 by Martin Friedman, former director of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Donated to Yale University Art Gallery by Lise Friedman, 2017

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.