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African Art

Comb with Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

10 × 2 1/8 × 7/8 in. (25.4 × 5.4 × 2.22 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.28
Geography: 
Côte d’Ivoire
Culture: 
Bété
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Apparel/Costume
Provenance: 

Josef Müller, Solothurn, Switzerland. Christie's London, June 13, 1978; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn 1978–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Christie’s London, London, Christie’s: African Art from the Collection of the late Josef Mueller of Solothurn, Switzerland, sale cat. (June 13, 1978), lot 66, ill.

“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.