African Art

Twin Figures (Akua’ba)

early 20th century

Wood, glass beads, string, and pigment

14 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (35.56 x 12.07 x 4.45 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.44
Culture: 
Fante
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Lipkin Gallery, Inc. (Morton Lipkin), Phoenix, to Dec. 13, 1982; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn 1982–2004; 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), 102, 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.