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Loan Object
Photo by Johan Vipper
Photo credit: Johan Vipper

Mask

19th century

Wood and pigment; carved and painted

31 × 23 × 23 cm (12 3/16 × 9 1/16 × 9 1/16 in.)
base: 37 × 15 × 16 cm (14 9/16 × 5 7/8 × 6 5/16 in.)
Promised gift of Thomas Jaffe, B.A. 1971
ILE2012.30.294
Geography: 
Made in Borneo, Indonesia
Culture: 
Kayan
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Ex-collection: R. Bennet, Sydney

Bibliography: 

Roby Bennett and Peter Emmett, Arts of the Indonesian Archipelago: An Exhibition of Indonesian Primitive Art and Artifacts, Crafts Councils Centre Gallery, exh. cat. (Sydney: Crafts Council of New South Wales, 1984), fig. 5.

Michael Heppell, Communing with the Dark Side: Borneo’s Masks and Masquerades, 2 (Phillips, Maine: Borneo Research Council, 2015), 129, no. 144, fig. 144.

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.