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African Art

Female Figure (Iginga)

late 19th century

Ivory

6 3/4 × 1 1/2 × 3/4 in. (17.15 × 3.81 × 1.91 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.22
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th 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; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,1964

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

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. 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.