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Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery

Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

11 1/2 x 3 15/16 x 3 9/16 in. (29.21 x 10 x 9 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.234
Culture: 
Lega
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Kouron Bokis: unknown date - early 1970's
Jacques Hautelet, La Jolla, California: early 1970's-Nov. 1982
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Roger Vokaer, La maternité dans les arts premiers/Het Moederschap in de Primitive Kunsten, exh. cat. (Brussels: Société Generale de Banque, 1977), 74, no. 71.

“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), 235, 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.