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African Art

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

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

48 1/2 × 27 1/2 × 28 1/2 × 28 in. (123.2 × 69.9 × 72.4 × 71.12 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Geography Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Not on view
19th–20th century

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


Sotheby’s, London, Tribal Art, sale cat. (June 24, 1985), lot 40.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 31, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222, 226, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2006–June 30, 2007,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007): 4, ill.

Holland Cotter, “At Yale, Renovation Puts African Art in Spotlight,” New York Times (January 10, 2007), E5, ill.

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.

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.