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African Art
Artist: Oniyide Adugbologe of Abeokuta, Nigerian, ca. 1875–1949

Egungun Headdress

early to mid-20th century

Wood and pigment

15 3/16 × 9 1/4 × 10 1/16 in. (38.5 × 23.5 × 25.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Made in Guinea Coast, Republic of Benin
20th century

Josef Müller, Solothurn, Switzerland: unknown date - March 23, 1977
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004


Christie’s London, London, Christie’s: African Art from the Collection of the late Josef Mueller of Solothurn, Switzerland, sale cat. (June 13, 1978), 41, lot 113, ill.

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 291, 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.