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African Art

Mask

mid-20th century

Wood and metal

11 × 9 3/8 × 8 1/2 in. (27.94 × 23.81 × 21.59 cm)
with base: 15 3/4 × 9 3/8 × 8 1/2 in. (40.01 × 23.81 × 21.59 cm)
Gift of Alice Van Leuvan Hekster, M.M. 1959, in memory of her husband, Walter Hekster, M.M. 1963
2013.123.1
Geography: 
Tanzania
Culture: 
Gogo, Pare, or Saamba
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Mohamed Jaffer, Tanzania (trader) who stated that he purchased it off a farmer, unknown date
Amyas Naegele, New York (dealer), unknown dates
Walter Hekster, M.M. 1963, to Alice Van Leuvan Heckster, M.M. 1959
Gift of Alice Van Leuvan Hekster to Yale University Art Gallery in 2013

Bibliography: 

Ferry Herrebrush, een keuze uit de verzameling van Walter Hekster (Amsterdam: Ferry Herrebrush, 2012), n.p., ill.

“Acquisitions 2014,” http://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2014_02.pdf (accessed December 1, 2014).

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.