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Artist: Areogun-Yanna of Osi-llorin, Yoruba, 1880–1954

Shango Bowl (Arugba Shango)

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

44 × 21 × 20 in. (111.76 × 53.34 × 50.8 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.287
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá, Èkìti subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Maurice Bonnefoy, New York and Paris: unknown date-1972
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

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: The Center for African Art, 1990), 144, fig. 73.

“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), 76, 206, fig. 20.

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.