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Door Lock in the Form of a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century


13 × 4 1/2 × 3 5/8 in. (33.02 × 11.43 × 9.21 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Sahel, Mali
19th–20th century

Alan Brandt, New York, to 1972; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1972–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


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, 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), 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.