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African Art

Pole Surmounted by a Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

42 × 4 × 4 3/4 in. (106.68 × 10.16 × 12.065 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Geography Nigeria
Tiv or Esan
19th–20th century
Architectural Elements

Keletigue Kaba, New York, formerly Guinea: unknown date - July 29,1992
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


“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), 319, ill.

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