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Photograph - Figure with Bell at Neck.  Benin
  • Figure with Bell at Neck. Benin
    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975
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Figure with Bell at Neck. Benin

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    2185-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 202, box VI

Physical description

Photograph of a bronze figure who is possibly dancing, wearing a large bell around its neck, from an exhibition of African art

Place of Origin

New York (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 13.375 in Height of sculpture

Object history note

NB: The term "negro" was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Walker Evans depicting a bronze figure from Benin, with a large bell around its neck, from an exhibition entitled 'African Negro Art'. New York, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

AFRICAN NEGRO ART

Photographs by Walker Evans

List of Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935
African Negro Art Edited by James Johnson Sweeney, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Sculpture; Figures; Dancing; Bells

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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