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African Art

Mask Representing a Horned Animal with a Standing Female Figure

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, fiber, rattan, glass beads, metal, and oil

31 1/8 × 26 15/16 × 17 1/2 in. (79 × 68.5 × 44.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.63
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Mali
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Michael Oliver, New York, to Dec. 26, 1979; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1979–2004;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), 73, 109, fig. 17.

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.