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African Art

Female Figure

early 20th century

Wood, pigment, and nails

38 × 11 3/4 × 9 in. (96.52 × 29.85 × 22.86 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collectionn
Geography Sahel, Burkina Faso
20th century

Sulaiman Diane, New York (originally Guinea): unknown date - July 3, 1991
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 30, ill.

“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), 222, 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.