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Female Figure

19th century

Wood and brass

26 3/16 × 6 1/8 × 6 5/16 in. (66.5 × 15.5 × 16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.222
Geography: 
Sahel, Mali
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Dogon
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Living Trust, Beverly Hills, California. Possibly Reynold C. Kerr, New York. Possibly J. J. Klejman, New York, July 9, 1980. Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1990), 130-131, fig. 56.

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and Chris Muller, Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1994–95), 118, fig. 14.

Bruce Museum, Three African Traditional: the Art of the Dogon, Fang and Songye, exh. cat. (Greenwich, CT: Bruce Museum, 1999), 10, fig. 8.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 38, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222, 224, ill.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 182, pl. 164.

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), 183, 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.