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African Art

Head

ca. 12th–15th century

Terracotta

5 1/4 × 4 × 4 3/4 in. (13.34 × 10.16 × 12.07 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.117
Geography: 
Inland Niger Delta, Mali, Sahel
Culture: 
Djenne-Juno
Period: 
12th–15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Wright Gallery (William Wright), New York, to January 28, 1987; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn., 1987–2004; 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, 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), 134, 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.