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late 19th–early 20th century

Elephant ivory and pigment

4 5/16 × 2 3/8 × 2 3/16 in. (11 × 6 × 5.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.34
Geography: 
Geography Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

René Gaffé, Brussels. J. J. Klejman, New York; William B. Jaffe (1904–1972), New York; John Friede (b. 1938), New York, from 1967; 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), 96, ill.

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