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Headdress in the Shape of an Antelope Head Surmounted by Two Horned Animal Heads

mid to late 20th century

Wood, enamel paint, horns, and iron nails

35 × 15 × 15 in. (88.9 × 38.1 × 38.1 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.281
Geography: 
Sierra Leone
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Krio, Ode-Lay association
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Masks
Provenance: 

Jeremiah Cole, Los Angeles and Atlanta; 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, 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), 76, 204, 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.