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African Art

Mask Representing an Antisocial Character (Gongoli)

early to mid-20th century

Wood and black pigment

24 × 12 × 12 in. (60.96 × 30.48 × 30.48 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.331
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Liberia
Made in Guinea Coast, Sierra Leone
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Mende
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles, unknown dates
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): 30, 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.