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Male Figure, from a shrine group


Kwaku Benpoh


First half 20th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Male Figure, from a shrine group, Kwaku Benpoh
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Medium: Sculpture | Wood
Size: 14 3/4 x 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (37.5 x 14.0 x 21.6 cm)
Creation Place: Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Culture: Asante, Africa, Ghana, West Africa region
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: Sticker 'B', on blue sticker, on bottom
Physical Description: barefooted standing man wearing short pants and wedge-shaped hat with a lizard on front; PL hand cupped at waist; PR arm outstretched
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund and gift of funds from N. Bud and Beverly Grossman
Accession Number: 99.166.5
Artist: Kwaku Benpoh, d.1936
Role: Maker
Nationality: , Ashanti
Life Dates: d.1936
Added to Site: February 28, 2009