African Art

Male Mask

early to mid-20th century

Wood, pigment , and nails

17 1/2 x 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (44.45 x 24.13 x 24.13 cm)
Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
2011.133.2
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Country Sierra Leone
Country Liberia
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

William Siegmann, New York, unknown dates
Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery from Bruce Frank 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.