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African Art
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Human Figure

early 20th century

Wood

9 1/2 × 4 × 4 in. (24.13 × 10.16 × 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.495
Geography: 
Cameroon
Culture: 
Bamileke
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

John Friede (b. 1938), New York, from 1965; F. Rolin & Co., New York, before 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn;Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 322, fig. 829.

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), 284, 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.