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African Art

Staff Surmounted by a Human Figure

early 20th century

Wood and metal

56 1/4 × 2 × 2 in. (142.88 × 5.08 × 5.08 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.293
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Liberia
Culture: 
Bassa
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Sulaiman Diane, New York (originally Guinea): unknown date - February 12, 1990
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, 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), 208, ill.

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