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African Art

Mask

early to mid-20th century

Terracotta, pigment, and resin or wax

10 1/2 × 8 × 6 in. (26.67 × 20.32 × 15.24 cm)
with base: 17 × 8 × 6 1/2 in. (43.18 × 20.32 × 16.51 cm)
Gift of Alice Van Leuvan Hekster, M.M. 1959, in memory of her husband, Walter Hekster, M.M. 1963
2013.123.5
Geography: 
Ruvuma River, Tanzania
or Mozambique
Culture: 
Makonde
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

L. Kahan Gallery, New York, New York, possibly 1989-90
Gift of Alice Van Leuvan Hekster to Yale University Art Gallery in 2013

Bibliography: 

Charles Bordogna and Leonard Kahan, A Tanzanian Tradition, exh. cat. (Tenafly, N.J.: The African Art Museum of the S.M.A. Fathers, 1989), 51, fig. 52.

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.