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African Art

Female Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood, shell, string, and glass beads

16 × 3 × 3 3/4 in. (40.64 × 7.62 × 9.525 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.17
Geography: 
Burkina Faso
Culture: 
Mossi
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Assami Guitti, New York, to October 28, 1991. Possibly Nyoue Sow May 6, 1992.
Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; 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.

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.