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African Art
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Artist: Master of Buafle

Zuhu Mask

early 19th century

Ceiba wood and pigment

24 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (62.2 × 19.05 × 13.97 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
Geography Southern Guro region, Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Coast
On view
19th century

Carved by Master of Buafle, Southern Guro Region, Ivory Coast, unknown date
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


Eberhard Fischer, Guro: Masks, Performances and Master Carvers in Ivory Coast (Munich: Prestel-Verlag, 2008), 336, fig. 333.

Eberhard Fischer and Lorenz Homberger, Afrikanische Meister Kunst der Elfenbeinkuste (Zurich: Scheidegger & Spiess, 2014), 33, fig. 23.

Eberhard Fischer and Lorenz Homberger, Les maîtres de la sculpture de Côte d’Ivoire (Paris: Skira, 2015), fig. lll.23.

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