African Art
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Door Lock in the Form of a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

13 x 4 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. (33.02 x 11.43 x 9.21 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.215
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Hardware
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alan Brandt, New York: unknown date - 1972
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 536, fig. 1432.

“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.