Headdress in the Form of a Winged Woman (Tiyambo)

Medium

Wood, paint, and nails

Dimensions

40 13/16 × 38 3/4 × 10 5/8 in. (103.7 × 98.4 × 27 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number

2006.51.379

Culture
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, unknown date-before 1992
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004
Bibliography
  • James Prosek and Edith Devaney, James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2020), 51, pl. 33
  • 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), 240, ill
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," in "Photography at Yale," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006), 222
  • Frederick John Lamp, Art of the Baga: A Drama of Cultural Reinvention, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1996), 217, fig. 208a–b
  • Susan Vogel, Africa Explores: 20th Century African Art, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1991), 84–85, no. 16, fig. 16
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Additional information

Object/Work type

ceremonial objects, headdress, headgear, masks (costume)

Subject

women

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