African Art

Mask (mgbadike-type)

mid-20th century

Wood and paint

36 x 13 x 14 in. (91.44 x 33.02 x 35.56 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.330
Culture: 
Igbo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Pace Gallery, New York: unknown date-May 25, 1979
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Igbo Arts: Community and Art (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1984), 132, fig. 235.

Sarah Adams, Call and Response: Journeys of African Art, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2000), 51, fig. 29.

“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), 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.