African Art

Beaker with Geometric Decoration

19th century

Wood with brass inlay

6 1/2 × 3 7/8 × 3 7/8 in. (16.5 × 9.8 × 9.8 cm)
Bequest of Paul F. Walter
2018.83.4
Geography: 
Katanga, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Kuba
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Baron Henri Lambert (1887–1933), Katanga province, Democratic Republic of the Congo, before 1930; Christie's, South Kensington, December 12, 1989, lot 22; Paul F. Walter Collection, 1989–2017; 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).

Christie’s, South Kensington, Tribal Art, sale cat. (December 12, 1989).

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.