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Mask

early 20th century

Wood

15 1/2 × 6 × 4 1/2 in. (39.37 × 15.24 × 11.43 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art; Acc by GB 14 Dec. 1955
1955.61.5
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Côte d’Ivoire
or geography Guinea Coast, Liberia
Culture: 
Mano
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton (1893–1953), by 1952 [see note 1]; by descent to his wife, Adelin Hohlfield Linton (1899–1977); sold to Marie-Louise Montgomery Osborn (1905–1968) and James Marshall Osborn (1906–1976), 1954; given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.,1955

Note 1: Ralph Linton was the Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale from 1946 until his death in 1953.

Bibliography: 

Ladislas Segy, African Sculpture Speaks (New York: A.A. Wyn, Inc, 1952), 169, fig. 139.

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.