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African Art
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Male Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and encrustation

15 15/16 × 4 5/16 × 4 5/16 in. (40.5 × 11 × 11 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.452
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Culture: 
Ejagham
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ernst and Ruth Anspach, New York: unknown dates
New York, Sotheby's, Nov. 29-30, 1984, cat. no. 286
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, Important Tribal Art, African, and Oceanic Art, Including the Collection of Mrs. Wilfredo Lam, sale cat. (November 29–30, 1984), lot 286, 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), 266, 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.