African Art

Male Figure with Articulated Parts (Mabinda)

mid-20th century

Wood, hide, metal, glass beads, paint, and animal teeth

72 x 58 1/2 x 14 in. (182.88 x 148.59 x 35.56 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.359
Culture: 
Sukuma
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in East Africa, Tanzania
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Sulaiman Diane, New York (originally Guinea): unknown date - November 8, 1991
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, 224, ill.

Holland Cotter, “At Yale, Renovation Puts African Art in Spotlight,” New York Times (January 10, 2007), E5, ill.

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), 34, 233, fig. 5.

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.