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Mask Representing a Male Ancestor (Chihongo)
late 19th–early 20th century
Wood, fiber, rattan, and metal
27.5 x 17 x 9 cm (10 13/16 x 6 11/16 x 3 9/16 in.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Made in Saurimo, Central Africa, Angola
Diogo de Macedo and Luiz de Montalvor, Arte Indigena Portuguesa (Lisbon: Editorial Atica, 1934), 681, fig. 38.
Robert Bleakley, African Masks (London: Thames and Hudson, 1978), fig. 34.
Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 26, ill.
“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.
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), 116, 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.