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Tusk Carved in Relief

late 19th–early 20th century

Ivory and graphite

26 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 6 1/2 in. (67.31 x 5.72 x 16.51 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.465
Culture: 
Vili
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Country Loango Coast, Republic of the Congo
Country Democratic Republic of the Congo
Country Angola
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

Arcade Gallery, London: unknown date - May 29, 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.

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), 272, 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.