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African Art
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Pipe Bowl with Human Heads

late 19th–early 20th century


7 1/2 × 3 7/8 × 3 1/2 in. (19.05 × 9.84 × 8.89 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Guinea Coast, Cameroon
19th–20th century
Tools and Equipment

Possibly collected in the village of Foumbon, Cameroon. Wright Gallery, New York, to July 21, 1982; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1982–2007; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“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), 144, ill.

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