African Art

Staff Surmounted by a Human Head

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, fiber, and pigment

18 11/16 x 3 3/4 x 2 3/16 in. (47.5 x 9.5 x 5.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.476
Culture: 
Suku
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Edward Klejman, Paris: unknown date - before 1981
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

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

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and George Nelson Preston, Sets, Series & Ensembles in African Art, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1985), n.p. (comp. cit.).

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), 276, 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.