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African Art

Headdress in the Form of a Human Head

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, skin, pigment, rattan, metal, and bone(?)

12 7/8 × 6 1/4 × 7 1/8 in. (32.7 × 15.9 × 18.1 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Guinea Coast, Cross River, Nigeria, Guinea Coast
19th–20th century

"collected 1905" as per Wyman invoice [but no invoice in file]. Prof. Stuart Struever, Northwestern University. Michael Wyman Gallery, Chicag, to Dec. 14, 1984; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1984–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.


“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), 102, ill.

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