African Art

Male Helmet Mask

late 19th–early 20th century

Wood and pigment

18 x 7 7/8 x 7 1/16 in. (45.72 x 20 x 18 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.258
Culture: 
Bamileke
Period: 
19th–20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Cameroon
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly Gadjigo Cheriff, Ivory Coast, unknown date - July 30, 1992
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Art for Yale: Collecting for a New Century, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2007), 177, pl. 160.

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), 196, 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.