African Art

Memorial Head (Nsodie)

17th to mid-18th century

Terracotta

8 x 6 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. (20.32 x 15.88 x 13.97 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.2
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Twifo-Heman, Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

European private collector, unknown date–2000
Sotheby's New York, May 19, 2000, sale 7474, lot 218
Paul F. Walter Collection, 2000–2017

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.