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African Art

Mask

early 20th century

Wood and pigment

12 3/8 × 9 13/16 in. (31.5 × 25 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.242
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Ibibio
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Christian Duponcheel, Brussels: unknown date - Mar. 7, 1977
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

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, 191, 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.