African Art

Maternity Figure

early 20th century

Wood and cloth

19 3/8 x 5 x 5 1/2 in. (49.21 x 12.7 x 13.97 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.182
Culture: 
Baule
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Lipkin Gallery, Inc., Phoenix, to Dec. 19, 1988; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1988–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1990), 142, fig. 71.

Susan Vogel, Baule: African Art, Western Eyes, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1997), 96–97, 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), 165, 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.