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African Art

Lidded Vessel in the Form of a Hare

early 20th century

Wood

17 3/4 × 6 1/2 × 9 in. (45.1 × 16.51 × 22.86 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2000.87.1a-b
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Dealer in Cotonou, unknown dates
Rolf Miehler, Munich, bought the piece between 1970 and 1977 from dealer in Cotonou
Fred Jahn, unknown dates
Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery from Fred Jahn in 2000

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions 2000,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2001): 156, ill.

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.