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African Art

Pair of Armcuffs

18th century

Bronze

5 × 4 5/16 in. (12.7 × 11 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.16
Geography: 
Made in Ijebu, Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Culture: 
Ijebu Yorùbá, Òsugbó (Ògbóni) association
Period: 
18th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Dos Winkel. Anuschka & Harvey Menist, Haarlem, Holland, to May 4, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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), 90, ill.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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