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African Art

Weaving Loom Pulley Surmounted by a Janus Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

10 1/4 in. (26.035 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.181
Geography: 
Sahel, Mali
Culture: 
Dogon
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rome, New York. Sotheby's, New York, November 29-30, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, Important Tribal Art, African, and Oceanic Art, Including the Collection of Mrs. Wilfredo Lam, sale cat. (November 29–30, 1984), lot 145, ill.

Bruce Museum, Three African Traditional: the Art of the Dogon, Fang and Songye, exh. cat. (Greenwich, CT: Bruce Museum, 1999), 18, fig. 20.

“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), 164, 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.