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Pipe in the Form of a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

20 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. (52 x 11.5 x 15.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.489
Culture: 
Luba
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 - Nov. 12, 1979
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), 283, 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.