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Spoon in the Form of a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, glass beads, fiber, and metal

30 1/4 × 9 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (76.8 × 24.1 × 14 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.535
Geography: 
Made in Kaobli region, Duobe River, Guinea Coast, Liberia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Dan or Wè
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby’s, London, Tribal Art, sale cat. (June 24, 1985), lot 27, ill.

“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), 298, 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.