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African Art
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Male Figure Bearing a Child on the Back

early 20th century

Wood with encrustation

28 × 8 7/8 × 5 3/4 in. (71.1 × 22.5 × 14.6 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
or Guinea Coast, Cameroon
On view
20th century

Karl-Ferdinand Schaedler, Munich: unknown date-c. 1985
James Willis Gallery, San Francisco: unknown date-Nov. 27, 1991
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


K.F. Schadler, Afrikanische Kunst (Munich: Die Sparkasse, 1976), no. 111, pl. 36.

Christie’s East, New York, The Karl-Ferdinand Schadler Collection of African Art, sale cat. (November 13, 1985), 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), 75, 300, fig. 19.

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.