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
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Edo, Benin Kingdom
18th–19th century

Sale, Sotheby’s, Parke Bernet, New York, July 12-13, 1976, lot 130. Arama Collection. I.Z. Timbe Gallery (Issaka Zango, dealer), New York; sold to Charles B. Benenson (1913–2004), Greenwich, Conn., May 26, 1982; bequeathed to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2004


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.

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