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African Art

Mask

mid-20th century

Wood, pigment, and metal

11 × 9 1/16 × 4 1/2 in. (28 × 23 × 11.5 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.516
Geography: 
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Culture: 
Ngbaka
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

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

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

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.