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African Art

Headdress

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood, pigment, and rattan

26 1/2 × 16 1/4 × 14 1/2 in. (67.31 × 41.28 × 36.83 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.135
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Culture: 
Mum or Bamileke
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels, to Oct. 5, 1976; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1976–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Masques du Monde, exh. cat. (Brussels: Société Generale de Banque, June 28, 1974), no. 64, ill.

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 35, 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), 72, 143, fig. 15.

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.