African Art

Tusk Carved in Relief

possibly 1880s–90s

Ivory

22 x 2 1/2 x 3 in. (55.88 x 6.35 x 7.62 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.468
Culture: 
Vili
Period: 
19th 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 - Feb. 26, 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), 274, ill.

Z. S. Strother, Humor and Violence (Bloomington, Ind.: Indiana University Press, 2016), 84–85, fig. 4.2.

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.