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African Art

Spoon with a Finial in the Form of an Animal Head

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

19 1/2 × 4 × 2 in. (49.53 × 10.16 × 5.08 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.344
Geography: 
Liberia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Dan
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Flatware
Provenance: 

Ralph Nash, London: unknown date - June 15, 1973
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), 226, 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.