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African Art

Weaving Loom Pulley in the Form of a Human Figure

late 19th–early 20th century


7 in. (17.78 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Burkina Faso
or geography Mali
or geography Côte d’Ivoire
19th–20th century
Tools and Equipment

Rene Rasmussen, Paris,1965. Possibly Ben Heller, New York. Mr. and Mrs. Harold Rome, New York, to 1983. Sotheby's New York, December 1, 1983, lot 72; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1983–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Sotheby’s, New York, The Ben Heller Collection, sale cat. (December 1, 1983), lot 72, ill.

“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), 165, ill.

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