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African Art

Female Figure (fragment)

late 18th–early 19th century

Brass

8 1/8 × 4 1/4 × 2 5/8 in. (20.6 × 10.8 × 6.7 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.454
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
or geography Guinea Coast, Republic of Benin
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Yorùbá, Òsugbó (Ògbóni) association
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Christie's South Kensington, July 4–5, 1989, sale 3372, lot 83. Arcade Gallery, London, to November 10, 1989; Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): ill. cover.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 37, ill.

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), 268, 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.