African Art

Female Figure (Iginga)

19th century

Elephant ivory

6 1/2 × 1 3/4 × 1 1/2 in. (16.51 × 4.45 × 3.81 cm)
Gift of Thomas M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1980.113.3
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton (1893–1953), by 1953 [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Adelin Hohlfield Linton (1899–1977); sold to Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn (1905–1968) and James Marshall Osborn (1906–1976), 1954; by descent to Thomas M.Osborn; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,1980

Note 1: Ralph Linton was the Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale from 1946 until his death in 1953.

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.