African Art

Door Lock in the Form of a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and metal

12 1/2 x 14 1/2 in. (31.75 x 36.83 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.456
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Hardware
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

John Giltsoff, London: unknown date - 1986
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

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

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 36, ill.

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

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 269, 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.