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Headdress with Human and Animal Heads

early to mid-20th century

Wood, beads, and pigment

12 x 15 x 12 in. (30.48 x 38.1 x 30.48 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.271
Culture: 
Yoruba, Egungun association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Geography: 
Made in Nigeria
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Possibly Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta, unknown date - September 11, 1992
possibly Ousman Kaba, New York, unknown date - October 13, 1992
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, 200, 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.