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African Art
Artist: Maku of Erin, died 1915

Equestrian Figure of the Hunter King, Jagun-Jagun, with Attendants

late 19th to early 20th century before 1928

Wood and pigment

32 × 9 × 11 in. (81.28 × 22.86 × 27.94 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.546
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Culture: 
Yorùbá
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Sotheby's London, Tribal Art, December 2, 1985, lot 268. Arcade Gallery, London: unknown date - April 3, 1987; Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“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), 547, ill.

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