African Art

Female Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood, leather, string, beads, and shell or plastic

25 x 7 3/4 x 5 in. (63.5 x 19.69 x 12.7 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.153
Culture: 
Mossi or Gurunsi
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Burkina Faso
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Cornelis Pieter Meulendijk, Rotterdam. Christie's, London, October 21, 1980; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1980–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Afrikaanse sculpturen uit de collectie van C. P. Meulendijk, exh. cat. (Rotterdam, Netherlands: Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde, 1967-1968), 71, no. 13/03.

Renee Wassing, African Art: Its Background and Traditions (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1968), 245, no. 44, ill.

Christie’s London, London, Christie’s: The Meulendijk Collection of Tribal Art, Part 1, sale cat. (October 21, 1980), 11, lot 8, ill.

“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), 151, 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.