African Art

Female Figure (Yanda)

late 19th–early 20th century

Terracotta, metal, and encrustation

5 1/8 x 2 3/8 x 3 9/16 in. (13 x 6 x 9 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.37
Culture: 
Zande
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Uele, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly Dr. & Mrs. Boris Ade, Geneva, by 1957–1980. Possibly Galerie Dierickx, Brussels, by 1980. Alfred L. Scheinberg, Inc., New York, to Sept. 17, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn 1981–2004; 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, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 98, 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.