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African Art

Female Figures

early 20th century

Wood, iron, feathers, aluminum, cowrie shells, seed beads, glass beads, leather, cloth, and pigment

15 1/4 × 6 3/8 × 4 7/8 in. (38.74 × 16.19 × 12.38 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.478
Geography: 
Republic of Benin
Culture: 
Fon
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Purchased Sotheby's, New York, May 16, 1985
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, 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), 277, 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.