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African Art

House Post with Superimposed Male and Female Figures with Birds

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

46 × 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (116.84 × 13.97 × 13.97 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.354
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Provenance: 

Maurice Bonnefoy, New York and Paris: unknown date - 1972
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), 231, 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.