African Art

Figure of a Chief

late 19th–early 20th century

Terracotta and pigment

22 1/2 x 8 x 7 in. (57.15 x 20.32 x 17.78 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.422
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Arnold Maremont, Chicago: unknown date - June 16, 1972
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 29, ill.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 40, ill.

“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), 256, 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.