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African Art

Bowlbearing Figure (Mboko)

early 20th century

Wood

22 7/16 × 9 1/4 × 11 in. (57 × 23.5 × 28 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.173
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Luba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Containers - Wood
Provenance: 

Possibly collected prior to 1924. Possibly Michel Wolf, Brussels. Noe, Liege, Belgium. Emile Deletaille, Brussels, to May 8, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1981–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Emile Deletaille advertisement,” Arts d’Afrique Noire 39 (1981): n.p.

“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), 160, 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.