African Art

Helmet Mask

early 20th century

Fiber and abrus seeds

15 in. (38.1 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.531
Culture: 
Koro
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Guinea Coast, Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Collected in the 1930's
Arcade Gallery, London: unknown date - Feb. 16, 1990
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.