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African Art

Standing Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, brass, iron, and pigment

39 × 7 11/16 × 5 7/8 in. (99 × 19.5 × 15 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Wurkun or Bikwin
19th–20th century

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels: unknown date-1976
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


Elsy Leuzinger, Afrikanische Kunstwerke: Kulturen am Niger, exh. cat. (Essen, Germany: Kulturstiftung Ruhr, March 25, 1971-June 13, 1971), 56, no. 242, ill.

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1990), 155, fig. 87.

“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), 303, 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.