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Bird Headdress with Mask (Kpakologi) and Costume (Onilegagi)

early to mid-20th century

Feathers (including touraco and guinea fowl), fiber, white and black pigment, wood, cotton cloth, metal,leather,hide, and reeds

195.58 x 101.6 x 66.04 cm (77 x 40 x 26 in.) (mask with headdress): 102.87 x 38.1 x 44.45 cm (40 1/2 x 15 x 17 1/2 in.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.556
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Liberia
Made in Guinea Coast, Guinea
Culture: 
Loma, Pòrò association or Kpelle
Classification: 
Masks
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 38, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, “Hot Space, Cool Space: The Reinstallation of the African Art Collection in the Louis Kahn Building at Yale University,” African Arts 40 (Summer 2007): 40, fig. 7.

Lisa R. Brody et al., “Ceremonial Objects: An Unusual Costume and the Leopard Society,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 106–7, fig. 1.

Ian McClure, Laurence Kanter, and Lisa R. Brody, “Introduction,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 28, ill.

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 306, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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