African Art

Female Headdress

mid-20th century

Wood, cane, brass, and fiber

37 × 9 × 10 in. (93.98 × 22.86 × 25.4 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.329
Culture: 
Bamana
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Mali
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Michael Oliver, New York: unknown date - June 29, 1993
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 31, 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), 222, 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.