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African Art

Mask and Costume Surmounted by a Male Head and Another Male Figure Being Eaten by a Horned Animal

mid to late 20th century

Wood, textiles, paint, and mirrors

43 × 12 × 12 in. (109.22 × 30.48 × 30.48 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.566
Geography: 
Made in Sierra Leone
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Krio, Ode-Lay association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, unknown dates
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Sarah Adams, Call and Response: Journeys of African Art, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2000), 63, fig. 36.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 56,76, 311, fig. 9, 20.

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.