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Staff Surmounted by a Human Torso

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

31 1/8 x 3 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. (79 x 8.5 x 6 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.214
Culture: 
Zande
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Alan Brandt, New York, to May 8, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1981–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 39, 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), 178, 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.