African Art

Portrait Mask of a Woman (Ndoma)

early 20th century

Wood and metal

12 x 8 x 4 1/2 in. (30.48 x 20.32 x 11.43 cm)
Purchased with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, B.A. 1972, and with the Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund
1996.13.1
Geography: 
Made in possibily Bouake, Guinea Coast, Ivory Coast
Culture: 
Baule
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Status: 
On view
Provenance: 

René Rasmussen, Paris, unknown date–1979
Loudmer-Poulain, Paris, "Succession Rasmussen", Sale I, 14 December 1979, Lot 32
Jennifer Pinto Saffian, New York, unknown dates
Entwistle, London, unknown date–1996
Purchased by Yale University Art Gallery with a gift from Steven M. Kossak, 1996

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, January 1996–December 1997,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (1997–98): 154, ill.

Susan Vogel, Baule: African Art, Western Eyes, exh. cat. (New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1997), 94, ill.

Jessica Feinstein, “Art, Out of Africa,” Yale Daily News (January 30, 2004), B1, ill.

Alain-Michel Boyer, Baule: Visions of Africa Series (Milan: 5 Continents Editions, 2007), 149, fig. 15.

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