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Night Society Headdress

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and encrustation

6 3/4 × 12 3/8 × 6 3/4 in. (17.15 × 31.43 × 17.15 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.127
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Bangwa
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

John Giltsoff, London, to December 16, 1983; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1983–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel, Perspectives: Angles on African Art, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1987), 110, 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), 139, 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.