Multi-Figure Altar

18th–19th century

African Art

On view, 1st floor, African Art

Wood and encrustation


14 3/4 × 5 11/16 in. (37.5 × 14.5 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number



18th–19th century


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Mr. and Mrs. Morris J. Pinto, Paris, to May 9, 1977; Sotheby's, London, May 9, 1977, cat. no. 104. Judith Small Nash, New York, to December 20, 1983; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1983–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

  • 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), 179, ill
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006), 222, 224, ill
  • Richard Barnes, "Objects of Desire," Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004), 39, ill
  • Sotheby's, London, African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art from the Pinto Collection, sale cat. (May 9, 1977), 63, lot 104
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