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Artist: Zimwomdya Koudougou, Bonam village, died early 1970s

Female Figure (Biiga)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, glass beads, string, and pigment

13 × 2 3/16 × 4 5/16 in. (33 × 5.5 × 11 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.1
Geography: 
Bonam, Sahel, Burkina Faso
Culture: 
Mossi
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Wright Gallery (William Wright), New York; Charles B. Benenson (1913–2004), Greenwich, Conn., bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 82–83, 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.