Chief's Chair Surmounted by the Queen Mother and Her Attendants

late 19th–early 20th century

African Art


Wood and pigment


48 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 28 in. (123.2 × 69.9 × 72.4 × 71.12 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number



19th–20th century


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

  • 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), 56, 79, 307, fig. 9, 23.
  • Holland Cotter, "At Yale, Renovation Puts African Art in Spotlight," New York Times (January 10, 2007), E5, ill.
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 4, ill.
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222, 226, ill.
  • Richard Barnes, "Objects of Desire," Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 31, ill.
  • Sotheby's, London, Tribal Art, sale cat. (June 24, 1985), lot 40.

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Object/Work type

ceremonial objects, chairs

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