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Female figure

19th to mid-20th century

Elephant ivory

3 1/2 × 1 1/2 × 1 in. (8.89 × 3.81 × 2.54 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.16
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Luba
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
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: 

Ralph Linton, The Linton Collection of African Sculpture: An Exhibition, March 13 through April 18, 1954, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1954), no. 128.

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.