Bowl for Ṣàngó (Arugbá Ṣàngó) Artist: Dàda, known as Aréó-ògún-yàn-ná of Òsi-Ìlọrin (Yorùbá, ca. 1880–1954)

early to mid-20th century

African Art

Not on view


Wood and pigment


44 × 21 × 20 in. (111.76 × 53.34 × 50.8 cm)

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

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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.



Maurice Bonnefoy (dealer, D’Arcy Galleries), New York and Garennes-sur-Eure, France, by 1972 [see note]; sold to Charles B. Benenson (1913–2004, b.a. 1933), Greenwich, Conn., by 2004; bequeathed to the Yale University Art

NOTE: D’Arcy Galleries operated in New York from about February 1957 to June 1968. Maurice Bonnefoy continued to trade in objects and circulate exhibitions from his own significant collection of non- Western art through the 1980s.


  • 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), 76, 206, fig. 20.
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.
  • Alisa LaGamma, "Beyond Master Hands: The Lives of the Artists," African Arts 31, no. 4 (Autumn 1998): 25, 35.
  • 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), 144, fig. 73.

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