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Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century


11 1/2 × 3 15/16 × 3 9/16 in. (29.21 × 10 × 9 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Geography Democratic Republic of the Congo
19th–20th century

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


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.

Francois Neyt, Arts Traditionnels et Histoire au Zaire: Cultures Forestie`res et Royaumes de la Savane, exh. cat. (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium: Institut Superieur d’Archeologie et d’Histoire De l’Art, 1981), 56, no. III 11., fig. III 11.

“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), 235, ill.

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