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African Art

Maternity Figure

ca. 12th–15th century

Terracotta

17 15/16 × 10 5/8 × 14 15/16 in. (45.5 × 27 × 38 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.113
Geography: 
Sahel, Mali
Culture: 
Djenne-Juno
Period: 
12th–15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels, to August 31, 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, 226, ill.

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), 73, 133, fig. 16.

Bernard de Grunne, Djenné-Jeno: 1000 Years of Terracotta Statuary in Mali (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2014), fig. 27.

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.