African Art

Post with Male and Female Figures

mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

73 1/2 x 10 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. (186.69 x 26.04 x 29.53 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.382
Culture: 
Igbo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ettore Cacciaguerra, Milan: 1948-unknown date
Michael Oliver, New York: unknown date-Dec. 10, 1985
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Elsy Leuzinger and Kunsthaus Zurich, Die Kunst von Schwarz-Afrika, exh. cat. (Zurich: Recklinghausen A. Bongers, October 31, 1970-January 17, 1971), M 17, ill.

Elsy Leuzinger, Afrikanische Kunstwerke: Kulturen am Niger, exh. cat. (Essen, Germany: Kulturstiftung Ruhr, March 25, 1971-June 13, 1971), M 17, ill.

Elsy Leuzinger, Kunst uit Africa, Rond de Niger - de Machtige Rivier, exh. cat. (Recklinghausen, Germany: Gemeentemuseum, July 3-September 5, 1971), M 17, ill.

Elsy Leuzinger, Art of Black Africa (London: Studio Vista, 1972), fig. M21.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

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), 242, 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.