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African Art

Mask Representing an Antelope (Walu)

19th century

Wood, fiber, and pigment

21 × 8 × 7 1/2 in. (53.34 × 20.32 × 19.05 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.46
Geography: 
Mali
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Dogon
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

Ernst and Ruth Anspach, New York. Michael Oliver, New York, to January 22, 1985; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1985–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“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.

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.