African Art

Female Figure (Iginga)

late 19th century

Ivory

6 3/4 x 1 1/2 x 3/4 in. (17.15 x 3.81 x 1.91 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.22
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
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: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 137.

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.