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African Art

Female Figure

ca. 900–300 B.C.E.

Terracotta

18 × 6 1/2 × 6 in. (45.72 × 16.51 × 15.24 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.115
Geography: 
Nigeria
Culture: 
Nok
Period: 
4th–10th century B.C.
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Mourtala Diop, New York and Senegal; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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), 133, ill.

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