African Art

Staff Surmounted by a Male Figure and Quadruped

early 20th century

Wood, pigment, rattan, and encrustation

29 x 3 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (73.66 x 8.89 x 16.51 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.155
Culture: 
Urhobo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; 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, 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.