African Art

Headdress (Ci Wara)

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood

base+object: 41 x 13 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (104.14 x 34.29 x 11.43 cm) 39 1/2 x 13 1/2 x 2 3/4 in. (100.33 x 34.29 x 6.99 cm)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
2014.121.67
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alan Brandt, NY, 1958
Private collection, Pound Ridge, NY, unknown dates
Pace Primitive, New York, October 14, 1978
Gift of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes to Yale University Art Gallery, 2014

Bibliography: 

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 187, 382–83, pl. 169.

“Acquisitions 2015,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2015_updated%2012_16_15.pdf (accessed December 1, 2015).

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.