African Art

Headdress in the Form of a Human Head

early 20th century

Wood, beads, string, and fiber

15 x 7 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (38.1 x 19.05 x 19.05 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.500
Culture: 
Dan or Bassa
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004
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), 138-139, fig. 68.

“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), 286, 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.