African Art


early 20th century

Wood and pigment

12 3/16 × 9 1/8 × 3 1/8 in. (31 × 23.2 × 8 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
20th century
Made in Republic of the Congo
Made in Northern Gabon, border of Congo, Gabon
Not on view

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels: collected in situ, unknown dates
Harry Franklin Gallery, Los Angeles: 1968-Jan. 15, 1973
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


William Russell Bascom, African Arts: an exhibition at the Robert H. Lowie Museum of Anthropology of the University of California, Berkley, exh. cat. (Berkley, CA: University of California Printing Department, April 6 1967- Oct 22 1967), 53, no. 125, ill.

“Harry A. Franklin Gallery advertisement,” African Arts 1, no. 2 (1968): 1, ill.

Paul Wingert, “African Masks: Structure, Expression, Style,” African Arts 6, no. 2 (1973): 59, 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), 55, 190, fig. 8.

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.