African Art

Bowlbearing Figure (Mboko)

early 20th century

Wood, leather, and seeds

13 3/16 x 6 1/8 x 8 11/16 in. (33.5 x 15.5 x 22 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.107
Culture: 
Luba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

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.

Bibliography: 

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

Frederick John Lamp, 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.