African Art

Male Figure (Tadep)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, fiber, pigment, and feather

11 13/16 x 6 5/16 x 4 15/16 in. (30 x 16 x 12.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.54
Culture: 
Mambila
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Reynold C. Kerr (Ethnos Gallery), New York, to July 30, 1981. George Preston, New York. Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and George Nelson Preston, Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1985), 60-61, no. 55, fig. 55.

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1990), 161, fig. 91.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 4, ill.

Frederick John Lamp, “Hot Space, Cool Space: The Reinstallation of the African Art Collection in the Louis Kahn Building at Yale University,” African Arts 40 (Summer 2007): 44–45, fig. 16.

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), 104, 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.