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African Art

Headdress in the Form of a Human Head

early to mid-20th century

Yarn, leather, and fiber

18 1/2 × 6 1/2 × 12 1/2 in. (46.99 × 16.51 × 31.75 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.517
Geography: 
Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Culture: 
Igbo
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

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

Bibliography: 

“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), 292, 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.