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African Art

Female Figure

early to mid-20th century

Aluminum, wood, and pigment

22 13/16 × 8 11/16 × 5 1/8 in. (58 × 22 × 13 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.440
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Ibibio
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Christian Duponcheel, Brussels: unknown date - before 1981 (?)
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Wilson P. Foss, Nigerian Splendor: A Checklist of the Exhibition, Dartmouth College Museum and Galleries, Jaffe Friede, Strauss and Barrows Galleries, Hopkins Center, Hanover, N.H., 12 April to 18 May 1980, exh. cat. (Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College, 1980), no. 104, 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), 261, 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.