African Art
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Headdress Representing a Horned Animal with Multiple Figures

early 20th century

Wood, fiber, feathers, mirror, metal, pigment, and encrustation

10 1/2 x 9 x 19 in. (26.67 x 22.86 x 48.26 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.405
Culture: 
Igbo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

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), 251, 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.