African Art

Headdress Surmounted by a Male Figure

early to mid-20th century

Wood, cloth, plastic buttons, thread, and pigment

30 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (76.2 x 19 x 19.05 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.432
Culture: 
Yaka
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Philippe Guimiot, Brussels: unknown date - May 10, 1977
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

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

Frederick John Lamp, “Charles Benenson and His Legacy of African Art to Yale,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2004): 29, ill.

“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), 259, 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.