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African Art

Mask Representing a Hippopotamus (Kodu)

mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

25 × 12 × 7 1/2 in. (63.5 × 30.48 × 19.05 cm)
Gift of Eli H. Newberger, B.A. 1962, M.D. 1966, and Dr. Carolyn Moore Newberger
2016.45.1
Geography: 
Burkina Faso
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Winiama
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Bought at Christie's New York Auction in the early 1970s
Gift of Eli H. Newberger and Dr. Carolyn Moore Newberger to Yale University Art Gallery in 2016

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2015–June 30, 2016,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/Pub_Bull_acquisitions_2016.pdf (accessed December 1, 2016).

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.