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Artist: Paul Kgaile, South African, active 20th century

Verdite African Tribal Bust Xhosa Woman: Transkei

1989

Brown and green verdite, inlaid with ivory, stichtite, pink feldspar, serpentine, pyrophylite, and honey

24.13 × 17.78 × 13.335 cm (9 1/2 × 7 × 5 1/4 in.)
Richard Brown Baker, B.A. 1935, Collection
2008.19.1040
Geography: 
Made in South Africa
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
South African
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Aragonite-Schwartz Jewellers, Cape Town, South Africa, 2/23/90

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 226.

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