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Dance Headdress Representing an Antisocial Woman (D’mba-da-Tshol)

early 20th century

Wood

17 5/16 x 5 13/16 x 9 1/4 in. (44 x 14.7 x 23.5 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Mrs. Stephanie W. Kessler, B.A. 1979 in memory of Charles B. Benenson, B .A. 1933
2008.133.1
Culture: 
Pukur or Baga, Sitem subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Country Guinea
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Jay C. Leff, unknown date–1967
Sotheby's Park Bernet,1967, lot 24
Thomas Gaghan, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1967–2007
Todd Zieseniss, The Shaman Gallery, Quakertown, PA, 2007–2008
Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery in 2008 from Todd Zieseniss

Bibliography: 

Exotic Art from Ancient and Primitive Civizations, from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, exh. cat. (Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, October 15, 1959- January 3, 1960), Red Park Bernet tag under socle with the number “24”.

Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, African Art from the Collection of Jay C. Leff, sale cat. (April 22, 1967), lot 24.

Frederick John Lamp, Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1996), 163–66 (comp. cit.).

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2007–June 30, 2008,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2008): 168–69, 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.