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African Art

Male Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and metal

15 1/4 × 4 1/2 × 4 in. (38.7 × 11.4 × 10.2 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.20
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Benue, Nigeria
Culture: 
Jukun
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Helene and Philippe Leloup, New York and Paris, to Nov. 30, 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), 92, 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.