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African Art
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Ceremonial Bell Surmounted by a Female Figure

late 19th century

Wood

6 × 2 1/2 × 1 1/2 in. (15.24 × 6.35 × 3.81 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.3
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Made in Central Africa, Republic of the Congo
Made in Central Africa, Angola
Made in Central Africa, Cabinda
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Kongo
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1964

Bibliography: 

Robert Farris Thompson, “Icons for the Brave and Generous: Kongo Art at Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 85–86, fig. 8.

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.