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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
Geography Guinea Coast, Nigeria
20th century

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


Wilson P. Foss, Nigerian Splendor: A Checklist of the Exhibition, 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.

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