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African Art

Buffalo Mask

19th to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

23 × 11 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. (58.4 × 29.2 × 19.1 cm)
Gift of Robert Lee, B.A. 1957, M.A. 1959
2018.55.7
Geography: 
Black Volta River region, Burkina Faso
Culture: 
Nunuma or Winiama
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, New York, between 1964–69; Robert Lee, to 2018; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions July 1, 2017–June 30, 2018,” https://artgallery.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/bulletin/Pub-Bull-acquisitions-2018.pdf (accessed December 1, 2018).

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.