Headdress in the Form of a Female Head Surrounded by Serpents

Medium

Wood and paint

Dimensions

20 × 10 × 8 in. (50.8 × 25.4 × 20.32 cm)

Credit Line

Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection

Accession Number

2006.51.280

Geography
Period

20th century

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta; Charles B. Benenson Collection, donated to Yale University Art Gallery in 2004
Bibliography
  • Frederick John Lamp, Amanda Maples, and Laura M. Smalligan, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 203, ill
  • Henry John Drewal, "Mami Wata: Arts for Water Spirits in Africa and Its Diaspora," African Arts 41 (2008), 61, fig. 45
  • "Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006," Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006), 222
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Additional information

Object/Work type

ceremonial objects, headdress, headgear, masks (costume)

Subject

snakes women

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