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African Art

Female Figure

early 20th century

Wood and pigment

8 × 3 1/4 × 3 1/4 in. (20.3 × 8.3 × 8.3 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.462
Geography: 
Geography Guinea Coast, Nigeria
or geography Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Culture: 
Mambila
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, New York, Tribal Art, May 20,1987, Lot 89; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, New York, Tribal Art, sale cat. (May 20, 1987), Sale # 5587, lot 0089.

“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), 271, ill.

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