African Art
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Drum

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, hide, fiber, pigment, feathers, and encrustation

80 x 14 x 14 in. (203.2 x 35.56 x 35.56 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.576
Culture: 
Baule
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Geography: 
Made in Ivory Coast
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Marie-Thérèse Brincard, Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments (New York: American Federation of Arts, 1989), fig. 34,11(comp.cit.).

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

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 315, 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.