African Art
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Ritual Display Screen

early 20th century

Diker, crocodile, bovine, and deer skulls; tortoise shells, horn, fiber, wood, rattan, palm leaf spines, and encrustation

Object: 116.84 x 91.44 cm (46 x 36 in.)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.565
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Made in Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Culture: 
Ejagham, Ngbe Association
Classification: 
Architectural Elements
Status: 
Not on view
Bibliography: 

Sarah Adams, Call and Response: Journeys of African Art, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2000), 58, fig. 33.

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

Ekpo Eyo, Masterpieces of Nigerian Art (Ubuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information and Communication, 2008), 220, ill.

Lisa R. Brody et al., “Ceremonial Objects: An Unusual Costume and the Leopard Society,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 107, 109, fig. 4.

Ian McClure, Laurence Kanter, and Lisa R. Brody, “Introduction,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2010): 29, 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), 311, ill.

“Inside Art: Teaching Technical Art History at the Yale University Art Gallery,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2013): 77–78, fig. 4.

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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