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African Art

Double-Axe Staff for Sàngó (Osé Sàngó)

19th century

Brass

26 × 6 5/16 × 2 3/16 in. (66.04 × 16 × 5.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.196
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Ijebu Yorùbá
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Luisa Mueller, Brussels, before 1970. Entwistle and Co., London, to April 30, 1992; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1992–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 33, ill.

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

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 174, pl. 157.

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), 196, 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.