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African Art

Maternity Figure

early 20th century

Wood, glass beads, and metal

30 3/8 × 5 11/16 × 4 13/16 in. (77.2 × 14.5 × 12.2 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.387
Geography: 
Made in Tanzania
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Nyamwezi or Kwere
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly Walter Hekster, Unknown dates
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), 243, 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.