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African Art

Power Figure

early 20th century

Wood, fiber, and mirror

16 3/4 × 2 3/4 × 6 3/4 in. (42.545 × 6.985 × 17.145 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.415
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
or Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Teke
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

van C. P. Meulendijk, 1967
possibly Vittorio Mangio, Milan: unknown dates
Pace Gallery, New York: unknown dates
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Afrikaanse sculpturen uit de collectie van C. P. Meulendijk, exh. cat. (Rotterdam, Netherlands: Museum voor Land- en Volkenkunde, 1967-1968), 34, 78, no. 28/02, ill.

“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), 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.