American Decorative Arts
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Maker: Rhythm Rushers, American, founded 1997

Jonkonnu mask

2005

Feathers, paper, pigment, plastic, metal

43 x 25 x 16 in. (109.22 x 63.5 x 40.64 cm)
Gift of Robert Farris Thompson, B.A. 1955, M.A. 1961, Ph.D. 1965
2010.80.1
Culture: 
Bahamian-American
Period: 
21st century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Tallahassee, Florida, United States
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Rhythm Rushers, a Bahamian group resident in Tallahassee, Florida, ca. 2005; by gift to Professor Robert Farris Thompson

Bibliography: 

Timothy Barringer, Gillian Forrester, and Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, Art and Emancipation in Jamaica: Isaac Mendes Belisario and His Worlds, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art, 2007), 94–95, fig. 5.7.

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2011.pdf (accessed March 1, 2012).

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.