Human Figure with Two Heads

late 19th–early 20th century

African Art


Wood and encrustation


8 7/8 × 2 9/16 × 1 3/4 in. (22.5 × 6.5 × 4.5 cm)

Credit Line

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

Accession Number



19th–20th century


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 records is ongoing.



Jay C. Leff, Uniontown, Pennsylvania: unknown dates
New York. Sotheby Parke Bernet, Oct. 10-11, 1975
Pace Gallery, New York: unknown date-May 25, 1979
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004
  • 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), 188, ill
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006), 222
  • Sotheby Parke Bernet, New York, Important African, Oceanic, and Pre-Columbian Art Property of Jay C. Leff, sale cat. (October 10–11, 1975), no. 171, ill
  • Art of Black Africa: Collection of Jay C. Leff, exh. cat. (Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1969), no. 11
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Additional information

Object/Work type

figures (representations), human figures (visual works)

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