African Art

Female Figure (Iginga)

19th century

Elephant ivory

6 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. (16.51 x 4.45 x 3.81 cm)
Gift of Thomas M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1980.113.3
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
James M. Osborn, 1954–1970
Thomas M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1980

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.