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A Queen Mother, Benin Bronze, 16th Century, Ancient Nigeria

1977
Allan Rohan Crite (American, 1910–2007)


Dimensions

Sheet: 20.2 × 25.2 cm (7 15/16 × 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2019.100

Medium or Technique

Graphite, pen and ink, and felt-tip pens on paper

Not On View

Classifications

Drawings

Inscription

In black ink, l.l.: A Queen Mother Benin-Bronze/ 16th Century—Ancient Nigeria; l.r.: Allan Crite/ 1977; in graphite, verso: #8

Provenance

Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans, LA; 1998, private collection, New York; October 4, 2018, anonymous sale (African-American Fine Art), Swann Galleries, New York, sale 2487 , lot 116, to Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz and Richard Pinkowitz, Newton, MA; 2019, gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz and Richard Pinkowitz to the MFA. (Accession Date: February 20, 2019)

Credit Line

Gift of Jo-Ann Edinburg Pinkowitz and Richard Pinkowitz in honor of Patrick Murphy