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African Art
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Male Figure Riding an Elephant

before the 20th century

Stone

8 1/2 × 4 × 4 in. (21.59 × 10.16 × 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.412
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Culture: 
Sapi or Southern Bullom
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, 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.

Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): ill. back cover.

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), 253, 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.