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African Art

Shrine Figure (Iran)

early 20th century

Wood, pigment, bird feathers, and encrustation

18 × 5 3/4 × 5 3/4 in. (45.72 × 14.61 × 14.61 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.151
Geography: 
Bissagos Islands, Guinea Coast, Guinea-Bissau
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Bijogo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Mathias Komor, New York, to May 20, 1977; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1977–2004; 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), 150, 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.