African Art

Royal Ancestor Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

23 x 6 x 5 3/8 in. (58.42 x 15.24 x 13.65 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.128
Culture: 
Bamileke, Yemba subgroup
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Bali Kingdom, Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

F. Rolin & Co., New York, to May 17, 1985; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1985–2004; 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), 139, 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.