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African Art
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Male Figure

early 20th century

Wood, metal, cloth, pigment, and encrustation

25 9/16 × 7 7/8 × 6 7/8 in. (65 × 20 × 17.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
20th century

Alain Dufour, Paris
Lucien Van de Velde, Antwerp, 1977
Khepri van Rijn (Louis Pieter Cornelis [Lode]van Rijn), Amsterdam: unknown dates
Reynold C. Kerr (Ethnos Gallery), New York: unknown date - Mar. 8, 1979
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


“Galerie Van De Velde advertisement,” Arts d’Afrique Noire 22 (1977): 5.

“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), 288, 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.