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Bust of a Human Figure (fragment)

n.d.

Terracotta

14 × 7 × 7 in. (35.56 × 17.78 × 17.78 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.360
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Culture: 
Nok
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta (originally Kankan and Freetown), prior to 2004. Possibly Mourtala Diop, New York and Senegal, prior to 2004; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn.; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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), 233, ill.

This work appears on our "Antiquities and Archaeological Material with Provenance Documentation Gaps" page.
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