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Altar figure representing a Hen

late 19th to mid-20th century

Wood and nails

21 × 10 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (53.34 × 26.04 × 36.83 cm)
Gift of Professor William Kelly Simpson, B.A. 1947, M.A. 1948, Ph.D. 1954, in memory of Kenneth F. Simpson, B.A. 1917 and Nathan Todd Porter, Jr., B.A. 1890
1982.64
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Edo, Benin Kingdom
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Mathias Komer Works of Art, New York, dates unknown
William Kelly Simpson, unknown date–1982

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.