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African Art

Pendant Mask

18th–19th century

Bronze and iron

7 7/8 × 5 1/2 × 1 15/16 in. (20 × 14 × 5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.38
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Culture: 
Edo, Benin Kingdom
Period: 
18th–19th century
Classification: 
Jewelry
Provenance: 

Arama. Sotheby Parke Bernet, July 12-13, 1976. I. Z. (Issaka Zango) Timbe, New York, to May 26, 1982; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1982–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, Egyptian, Middle Eastern, Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities, Islamic Art, Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan and South-East Asian Art, African, Oceanic, American, Indian, and Pre-Columbian Art, sale cat. (July 12–13, 1976), 52–53, lot 130, ill.

“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), 98, ill.

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.