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African Art

Male Equestrian Figure

late 19th century

Wood and metal

23 1/4 × 5 11/16 × 6 7/8 in. (59 × 14.5 × 17.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Made in Sahel, Segou area, Mali
Not on view
19th century

John Friede, New York, to October 16, 1980; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1980–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Ezio Bassani, “Una bottega di grandi artisti Bambara, I,” Critica d’Arte ser. 157–59 (1978): fig. 23.

Susan Vogel, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1987), 139, ill.

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 78, fig. 70.

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), 132, fig. 203.

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and Chris Muller, Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1994–95), 118, fig. 14.

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

Frederick John Lamp, “Hot Space, Cool Space: The Reinstallation of the African Art Collection in the Louis Kahn Building at Yale University,” African Arts 40 (Summer 2007): 48–49, fig. 23.

George Chemeche, ed., The Horse Rider in African Art (London: Antique Collector’s Club Ltd., 2011), 77.

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), 174, 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.