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African Art
Artist: Master of the Rounded Volumes

Female Figure (Nkpasopi)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

10 5/8 × 3 3/4 × 2 3/4 in. (27 × 9.5 × 7 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Kyaman, Gwa, Akye, or Abe region, Côte d’Ivoire
On view
Kyaman or Akye
19th–20th century

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.


Christie’s London, London, Christie’s: African Art from the Collection of the late Josef Mueller of Solothurn, Switzerland, sale cat. (June 13, 1978), 30–31, lot 67, 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), 104, ill.

Eberhard Fischer and Lorenz Homberger, Afrikanische Meister Kunst der Elfenbeinkuste (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014), 68, fig. 70.

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.