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African Art
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Mask

19th to mid-20th century

Wood from the Apocynaceae tree family and pigment

10 × 6 × 3 1/2 in. (25.4 × 15.24 × 8.89 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1959.72.9
Geography: 
Made in Liberia
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Dan, Poro Secret Society
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1959

Bibliography: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 18.

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.