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Female Ancestral Mask (Ndoli Jowi/Nòwo)

19th to mid-20th century

Wood

18 × 9 1/2 × 13 in. (45.72 × 24.13 × 33.02 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.2
Geography: 
Liberia
Culture: 
Vaï, Sande association
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Acquired by donor from Tallibi Kaba in 1966
Bequest of William Siegmann to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Bibliography: 

Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers and Alexander Bortolot, eds., Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2014), 66, 138, no. 4.

“Acquisitions July 1, 2016–June 30, 2017,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2017.pdf (accessed December 1, 2017).

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.