African Art

Vessel In Human Form

early to mid-20th century

Terracotta and pigment

7 1/4 x 3 7/8 x 4 in. (18.42 x 9.84 x 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.10
Culture: 
Mambila
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramic
Geography: 
Made in Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alfred L. Scheinberg, Inc. New York, to September 17, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Scheinberg advertisement,” African Arts 18, no. 10 (Febuary 1985): 17.

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

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 87, 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.