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Helmet Mask Representing an Elephant

early to mid-20th century

Wood, cloth, nails, and paint

12 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 19 in. (31.75 x 29.21 x 48.26 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.297
Culture: 
Igbo, Izi subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Wright Gallery (William Wright), New York, unknown dates
Sulaiman Diane, New York (originally Guinea), unknown dates
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, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 210, 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.