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Human Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood

8 7/8 × 2 1/4 × 3/8 in. (22.54 × 5.72 × 1.02 cm)
with base: 10 1/2 in. (26.67 cm)
Gift of Thomas M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
2004.77.3
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Yaka
Period: 
20th 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., 2004

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

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2004,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2005): 139.

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.