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African Art

Mask

early to mid-20th century

Wood

13 × 9 7/16 × 6 7/8 in. (33 × 24 × 17.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.140
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Bamileke, Yemba subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

John Friede, New York. Merton Simpson, New York, to Oct. 21, 1976; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1976–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel, African Sculpture: The Shape of Surprise, exh. cat. (Greenvale, N.Y.: C. W. Post Gallery, 1980), no. 106.

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 310, fig. 793.

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1990), 162-163, fig. 93.

“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), 145, 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.