African Art

Headdress in the Form of a Human Head Surmounted by an Antelope Head

mid to late 20th century

Wood and paint

30 x 15 x 20 in. (76.2 x 38.1 x 50.8 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.270
Culture: 
Krio, Ode-Lay association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Sierra Leone
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, unknown dates
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), 76, 199, fig. 20.

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.