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Female Marionette

early 20th century

Wood, brass, cloth, pigment, and glass beads

46 1/2 x 17 x 12 in. (118.11 x 43.18 x 30.48 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.288
Culture: 
Bamana or Bozo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Samba Kamissoko, Bamiko: unknown date - June 24, 1992
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“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), 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.