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Mask (Kifwebe)

early to mid-20th century

Erythrina wood and pigment

13 × 8 × 6 1/2 in. (33.02 × 20.32 × 16.51 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Osborn for the Linton Collection of African Art
1964.76.14
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Songye
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Dr. Ralph Linton, Sterling Professor of Anthropology at Yale, unknown date–1953
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Osborn donated to Yale University Art Gallery for the Linton Collection of African Art in 1964

Bibliography: 

The Linton Collection of African Sculpture, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press, 1954), no. 119.

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.