African Art

Headdress Surmounted by a Male Equestrian Figure

19th century

Metal

18 x 9 x 9 in. (45.72 x 22.86 x 22.86 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.396
Culture: 
Ijebu Yoruba, Òsugbó (Ògbóni) Association
Period: 
19th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Sidi Camara: unknown date - December 1, 1993
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): ill. back cover.

“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), 74, 247, fig. 18.

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.