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Headdress in the Form of a Bird

mid-20th century

Wood, fibers, and pigments

13 x 11 13/16 x 25 3/16 in. (33 x 30 x 64 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.575
Culture: 
Eket
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Country Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Bakore Sylla, New York: unknown date - October 19, 1993
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), 314, 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.