African Art

Mask Representing a Horned Animal

early 20th century

Wood and pigment

17 x 5 1/4 x 4 in. (43.18 x 13.34 x 10.16 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.434
Culture: 
Pende
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

Richard Barnes, “Objects of Desire,” Yale Alumni Magazine (September/October 2004): 40, 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), 260, 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.