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African Art

Female Twin Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

13 × 3 1/8 × 2 3/16 in. (33 × 8 × 5.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Country Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone
Country Ivory Coast
Country Burkina Faso
Country Mali
Not on view
Limba or Senufo
20th century

Josef Müller, Solothurn, Switzerland, to1978, Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta (originally Kankan and Freetown), Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, by 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Christie’s London, London, Christie’s: African Art from the Collection of the late Josef Mueller of Solothurn, Switzerland, sale cat. (June 13, 1978), lot 25.

“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), 84, 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.