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African Art

Female Ancestral Mask (Ndoli Jowi/Nòwo)

late 19th to mid-20th century

Wood

17 × 8 × 10 in. (43.18 × 20.32 × 25.4 cm)
Gift of Charles D. Miller III, B.A. 1974
2011.38.7
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
or geography Liberia
Culture: 
Mende, Islamic
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Gift of Charles D. Miller III to Yale University Art Gallery in 2011

Bibliography: 

Jock Reynolds, “Director’s Report,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2011): 16–17, ill.

“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.