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African Art

Male Mask

early to mid-20th century

Wood, pigment , and nails

17 1/2 × 9 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (44.45 × 24.13 × 24.13 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2011.133.2
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Liberia
Status: 
On view*
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Collected by William Siegmann, New York. Bruce Frank, New York, to 2011; Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery in 2011

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2012.pdf (accessed December 21, 2012).

Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers and Alexander Bortolot, eds., Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014), 76, no. 4.17.

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.