Stool Supported by Four Male and Female Figures Figures


Wood, iron, and pigment


16 1/2 × 13 1/2 × 13 in. (41.91 × 34.29 × 33.02 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number



20th century


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"Reportedly acquired from a Baga" as per Sotheby’s, London, Important Tribal Art, June 23, 1986 lot 30
Purchased at Sotheby’s, London, June 23, 1986
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

  • 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), 256, ill.
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.
  • Jean-Baptiste Bacquart, The Tribal Arts of Africa (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1998), 26, fig. B.
  • Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1990), 136-137, fig. 65.
  • Sotheby's, London, Important Tribal Art, sale cat. (June 23, 1986), lot 30, ill.
  • "Sotheby's advertisement," Arts d'Afrique Noire 58 (1986): n.p., ill.

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men women

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