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Mahen Yafe Head

possibly 14th to 17th century

Stone

12 × 5 1/2 × 6 in. (30.48 × 13.97 × 15.24 cm)
Bequest of William Siegmann
2016.119.57
Geography: 
Country Tongo, Kenema, Sierra Leone
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Sapi
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Possibly bought by Siegmann in Liberia or Sierra Leone before 1986
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), 106, 190, no. 59.

“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.