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Memorial Head

ca. 18th–19th century

Terracotta

12 x 6 7/8 x 2 1/4 in. (30.48 x 17.46 x 5.72 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.513
Culture: 
Akan
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Ghana
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Entwistle and Co. (Lance and Roberta), London, to May 5, 1981; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn., 1981–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Entwistle advertisement,” African Arts 14, no. 4 (1981): back cover 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), 290, 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.