African Art

Human Head

ca. 12th–15th century

Terracotta and pigment

5 11/16 x 3 3/4 x 5 5/16 in. (14.5 x 9.5 x 13.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.12
Culture: 
Djenne-Juno
Period: 
12th–15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Mali
Status: 
On view*
Provenance: 

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels, to November 19, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn. 1981–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Guimiot advertisement,” Arts d’Afrique Noire (1982): ill. on back cover.

“Guimiot advertisement,” African Arts 15, no. 3 (1982): ill. inside back cover.

“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), 88, ill.

Bernard de Grunne, Djenné-Jeno: 1000 Years of Terracotta Statuary in Mali (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2014), fig. 205.

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.