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African Art

Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, pigment, and string

27 × 8 × 7 3/4 in. (68.58 × 20.32 × 19.69 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.59
Geography: 
Made in Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Raymond and Laura Wielgus,Tucson.Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Linda Sigel, “A Private Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago,” African Arts 5, no. 1 (1971): 51.

“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), 106, 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.