African Art

Mask

early 20th century

Wood and encrustation

14 x 4 x 3 1/4 in. (35.56 x 10.16 x 8.26 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.249
Culture: 
Bamana, Ntomo association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Sahel, Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Max Itzikovitz, Paris: unknown dates
Michael Oliver, New York: unknown date - March 1, 1981
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, 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, 193, 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.