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African Art

Memorial Head (Nsodie)

17th to mid-18th century

Terracotta

8 × 6 1/4 × 5 1/2 in. (20.32 × 15.88 × 13.97 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.2
Geography: 
Twifo-Heman, Ghana
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
17th–18th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

European private collector, unknown date–2000; Sotheby's New York, African and Oceanic Art, May 19, 2000, sale 7474, lot 218; Paul F. Walter Collection, 2000–2017; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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.