African Art

Human Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

22 1/16 x 8 7/16 x 8 7/8 in. (56 x 21.5 x 22.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.147
Culture: 
Bongo
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in North Africa, South Sudan
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly F. Rolin & Co., New York, 1978 or Christian Duponcheel, Brussels, 1978. Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and George Nelson Preston, Sets, Series and Ensembles in African Art, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1985), 89, no. 98, fig. 98.

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 498, fig. 1285.

“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), 148, 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.