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African Art

Mask

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

13 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (34.29 × 16.51 × 24.13 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.211
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mambila
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Alain de Monbrison, Paris, to November 14, 1986; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1986–2004; 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), 176, 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.