African Art

Headdress Surmounted by a Male Figure

early 20th century

Wood and pigment

23 1/16 x 7 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. (58.5 x 19 x 14 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.393
Culture: 
Ibibio, Eket subgroup
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Sculpture
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alan Brandt, New York: unknown date-early 1970's
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Susan Vogel and Jerry L. Thompson, Closeup: Lessons in the Art of Seeing African Sculpture from an American Collection and the Horstmann Collection, exh. cat. (New York: The Center for African Art, 1990), 150-151, fig. 81.

Susan Vogel, Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts, and Chris Muller, Exhibition-ism: Museums and African Art, exh. cat. (New York: Museum for African Art, 1994–95), 118, fig. 14.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Ekpo Eyo, Masterpieces of Nigerian Art (Ubuja, Nigeria: Federal Ministry of Information and Communication, 2008), 222, ill.

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), 246, 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.