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African Art

Headdress (Ci Wara)

19th to mid-20th century

Wood and metal

16 1/2 × 3 1/4 × 23 in. (41.9 × 8.3 × 58.4 cm)
Gift of Robert Lee, B.A. 1957, M.A. 1959
2018.55.27
Geography: 
Country Mali
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Purchased from Segy Gallery, New York, in 1958
Gift of Robert Lee to Yale University Art Gallery in 2018

Bibliography: 

Ladislas Segy, African Sculpture (New York: Dover Publications, 1958), fig. 4.

“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.