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Gelede mask

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Provenance

By 1976, Karl-Ferdinand Schädler, Munich [see note 1]; November 8, 1980, anonymous (probably Schädler) sale, Galerie Wolfgang Ketterer, Munich, lot 62; December 2, 1983, anonymous (“property of a German private collector”) sale, Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, lot 119, to Drs. Eli and Carolyn Newberger; 2011, gift of Drs. Eli and Carolyn Newberger to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012) NOTES: [1] Lent to the exhibition “Afrikanische Kunst” (Stadtsparkasse, Munich, April 14-May 26, 1976).

Credit Line

Gift of Carolyn and Eli Newberger

African, Yoruba peoples, Republic of Bénin, early 20th century

Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 44 cm (16 15/16 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

2011.2111

Medium or Technique

Wood, pigment, metal

Collections

Africa and Oceania

Classifications

Masks