African Art

Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

19 7/16 × 9 × 2 5/8 in. (49.3 × 22.9 × 6.7 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th–20th century

Jacques Blankaert, Brussels. Helene and Philippe Leloup, New York and Paris: to November 30, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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: Museum for African Art, 1990), 178-179, fig. 109.

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

Francois Neyt, Arts Traditionnels et Histoire au Zaire: Cultures Forestie`res et Royaumes de la Savane, exh. cat. (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Institut Superieur d’Archeologie et d’Histoire De l’Art, 1981), fig. III.9.

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), 106, ill.

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