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Lidded Box

late 19th century

Wood

15 × 8 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (38.1 × 21.59 × 6.35 cm)
Gift of James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1976.129.2a-b
Geography: 
Made in Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Kuba
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Acquired by Leo Frobenius on his Kongo expedition, 1904-1906.
Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art

Bibliography: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 226.

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.