African Art

Mask (Kakunga)

early 20th century

Wood, hair, and pigment

19 1/2 × 8 1/16 × 4 15/16 in. (49.5 × 20.5 × 12.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.376
Culture: 
Suku
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Ben Heller, New York: unknown dates
Philippe Guimiot, Brussels: unknown dates
Purchased from Sotheby's New York, December 1, 1983, lot 26
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.

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