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African Art

Mask (Kakuungo)

early 20th century

Wood, raffia, pigment, brass tacks, animal hair, and resin

52 × 24 × 22 in. (132.08 × 60.96 × 55.88 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.289
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Suku
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Sotheby's, New York, January 20, 1982, lot 266. 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.

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), 207, 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.