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African Art

Staff with Miniature Mask

early 20th century

Wood, cotton cloth, and cotton fiber

with base: 12 × 11 × 10 in. (30.48 × 27.94 × 25.4 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.80
Geography: 
Guinea
or geography Guinea Coast, Liberia
Culture: 
Loma
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Tools and Equipment
Provenance: 

Sulaiman Diane, New York, to 1971; Stanley Marcus, Dallas, from 1971; Sulaiman Daine repurchased from Stanley Marcus; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; 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), 117, ill.

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