African Art

Female Figure (Iginga)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

6 1/2 × 2 3/4 × 2 3/16 in. (16.5 × 7 × 5.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.27
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

John Friede, New York, to May 1977. Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Roslyn Adele Walker, African Women / African Art, exh. cat. (New York, NY: African-American Institute, 1976), 45, no. 122, fig. 33.

“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), 94, 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.