African Art

Mask

early 20th century

Wood, cloth, pigment, thread, and metal

23 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (59.7 x 24.8 x 22.2 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.530
Culture: 
Idoma
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Leon Underwood, London: unknown date - 1935
Arcade Gallery, London: unknown date - March 30, 1988
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.

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), 296, 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.