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African Art

Male Equestrian Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, cowrie shells, and cotton string

14 × 3 3/4 × 8 1/4 in. (35.6 × 9.5 × 21 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.179
Geography: 
Country Ivory Coast
Country Burkina Faso
Country Mali
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Senufo
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Anthony Ralph, London, to Sept. 17, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222, 225, ill.

George Chemeche, ed., The Horse Rider in African Art (London: Antique Collector’s Club Ltd., 2011), 84.

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), 164, ill.

Susan Elizabeth Gagliardi and Constantijn Petridis, Senufo Unbound: Dynamics of Art and Identity in West Africa, exh. cat. (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2014), 212, fig. 154.

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.