African Art

House Post with Three Human Figures

early 20th century

Wood, pigment, and paint

84 1/2 x 18 x 12 1/4 in. (214.63 x 45.72 x 31.115 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.310
Culture: 
Yoruba, Èkìti subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Geography: 
Made in Ekiti, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Galerie Balolu, Amsterdam: unknown date - December 6, 1990
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 31, ill.

“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), 216, ill.

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.