African Art

Mask (Ntomo)

19th century

Pterocarpus wood

24 × 9 × 4 in. (60.96 × 22.86 × 10.16 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.2
Geography: 
Sahel, Mali
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton (1893–1953), by 1953 [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.,1954

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

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.