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African Art

Maternity Figure

early 20th century


18 1/4 × 5 1/4 × 4 7/8 in. (46.36 × 13.34 × 12.38 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Made in Guinea Coast, Ghana
Made in Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast
Not on view
20th century

Josef Müller, Solothurn, Switzerland. Christie's sale African Art from the Collection of the late Josef Mueller of Solothurn, Switzerland, June 13, 1978. Arcade Gallery, London, to April 30, 1985; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1985–2004; 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 68, ill.

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), 142-143, fig. 72.

“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), 120, ill.

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