African Art

Quadruped with Two Human Figures

ca. 12th–15th century

Terracotta

15 1/2 x 21 x 9 in. (39.37 x 53.34 x 22.86 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.118
Culture: 
Djenne-Juno
Period: 
12th–15th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Mali
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Joseph and Margaret Knopfelmacher (Craft Caravan Inc.) by 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn., by 1987–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Craft Caravan, Inc., advertisement,” African Arts 18, no. 1 (November 1984): 18, ill.

Susan Vogel, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1987), 122-123, ill.

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1990), 131, fig. 56.

“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), 73, 135, fig. 16.

Bernard de Grunne, Djenné-Jeno: 1000 Years of Terracotta Statuary in Mali (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 2014), 46, fig. 59.

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.