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African Art

Female Figure

19th century

Wood

23 1/2 × 6 1/4 × 6 1/4 in. (59.69 × 15.88 × 15.88 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.224
Geography: 
Sahel, Mali
Culture: 
Dogon
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Gaston de Havenon, New York, to February 22, 1973; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1973–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

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

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

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), 184, 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.