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African Art
Artist, attributed to: Ateu-Atsa, Bangwa, 1840–1910

Royal Ancestor Figure on a Pole

late 19th century

Wood and pigment

31 1/2 × 6 1/8 × 4 1/2 in. (80 × 15.5 × 11.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.142
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Bangwa
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Helene and Philippe Leloup, New York and Paris, to December 6, 1983; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1983–2004; 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), 145, 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.