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African Art

Bowlbearing Figure (Mboko)

early 20th century

Wood, leather, and seeds

13 3/16 × 6 1/8 × 8 11/16 in. (33.5 × 15.5 × 22 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo
On view
20th century

Possibly Jacques Kerchache, Paris. Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan, to 1983; Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, "The Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection of African Art", June 27, 1983, cat. no. 55, illus. p.69. Arcade Gallery, London: 1983 - June, 13, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Art Tribal: Auction Catalog for Prince Sadruddin Agakhan Collection of African Art, sale cat. (June 27, 1983), 69, lot 55, ill.

“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), 130, 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.