African Art

Janus Figure

ca. 200 B.C.E–500 C.E.

Terracotta

26 x 8 x 9 in. (66.04 x 20.32 x 22.86 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.363
Culture: 
Katsina
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta (originally Kankan and Freetown), 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, 224, 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), 234, 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.