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African Art
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Male Figure

19th century

Wood and brass

16 1/2 × 4 3/4 × 4 3/4 in. (41.9 × 12.1 × 12.1 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th century

Carel van Lier, Amsterdam, to 1936. van Heyst, Amsterdam and Ottawa. Sotheby's New York, November 14, 1980, lot 159. Entwistle & Co., London, to March 18, 1992; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1992–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Fine African and Oceanic Art, sale cat. (November 14, 1980), lot 228, 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), 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.