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African Art
Artist: Nguessan Salé, African

Simian Figure with Cupped Hands

early 20th century

Wood and encrustation

16 1/2 × 4 1/8 × 5 1/2 in. (41.91 × 10.48 × 13.97 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.98
Geography: 
Geography Guinea Coast, Côte d’Ivoire
Culture: 
Baule
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Charles Ratton (Paris label on right side of monkey's base), to November 1984.
Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“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), 126, ill.

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