African Art

Mask

mid-20th century

Wood, pigment, and metal

11 x 9 1/16 x 4 1/2 in. (28 x 23 x 11.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.516
Culture: 
Ngbaka
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

John Giltsoff, London: unknown date - Aug. 17, 1983
Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004

Bibliography: 

Warren M. Robbins and Nancy Ingram Nooter, African Art in American Collections (Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989), 492, fig. 1273.

“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), 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.