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African Art

Animal Helmet Mask

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

9 1/2 × 6 3/4 × 17 1/2 in. (24.13 × 17.15 × 44.45 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.212
Geography: 
Cameroon
Culture: 
Mambila
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Helene and Philippe Leloup, New York and Paris, to February 12, 1985; Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn, 1985–2004; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 39, 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), 177, 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.