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Artist: Nguabu Master

Female Ancestral Mask (Ndoli Jowi/Nòwo)

20th century

Wood

17 1/4 × 8 × 9 1/2 in. (43.82 × 20.32 × 24.13 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.6
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Culture: 
Mende, Sande association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Possibly bought by Siegmann in Liberia or Sierra Leone before 1986
Bequest of William Siegmann to Yale University Art Gallery, 2016

Bibliography: 

“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.