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African Art

Female Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

47 5/8 × 10 1/4 × 4 15/16 in. (121 × 26 × 12.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.144
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mumuye
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Jacques Kerchache, Paris, to October 26, 1973; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1973–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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: Museum for African Art, 1990), 152-153, fig. 85.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 35, ill.

“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), 72, 147, fig. 15.

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.