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Headdress (Banda/Kumbaruba)

early 20th century

Ceiba wood and pigment

23 in. (58.4 cm) 23 × 7 × 8 1/2 in. (58.42 × 17.78 × 21.59 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1954.28.3
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Guinea
Made in Guinea-Bissau
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Baga or Nalu
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1954

Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1996), 129, no. 106.

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.