Artist Fang, African
Title
  • Mask
Date 19th century
Medium wood and kaolin
Dimensions Overall: 14 × 10 × 12 1/4 inches (35.6 × 25.4 × 31.1 cm)
Mount: 1 × 9 × 9 inches (2.5 × 22.9 × 22.9 cm)
Including mount: 23 × 10 × 12 1/4 inches (58.4 × 25.4 × 31.1 cm)
Credit Line Founders Society Purchase, New Endowment Fund, General Endowment Fund, Benson and Edith Ford Fund, Henry Ford II Fund, Conrad H. Smith Fund
Accession Number 1983.24
Department Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas
On View African: Journey of Life N105, Level 1 (see map)
Paul Guillaume (Paris, France);
Helena Rubinstein Collection;
Franklin Family Collection;
(Valerie Franklin);
1983-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)
Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935, no. 418.

Radin, P., J. Sweeney. African Folktales and Sculpture. Bollingen Foundation series, vol 32, New York: Pantheon Books, Inc. [for Bollingen Foundation, Inc.], 1952, pl. 20.

Frohlich, W. Beitrage zur Afrikanischen Kunst. Koln, Komissions-Verlag, E.J. Brill, G.M.B.H., 1966, pl LCII-B.

The Helena Rubenstein Collection of African and Oceanic Art. Sales cat., Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc. Sale no. 2429, April 1966, no. 221, pp. 202-03.

"Family Art Game," Detroit News (April 14, 1985): p. 22 (ill.) [DIA Advertising Supplement].

100 Masterworks from the Detroit Institute of Arts. DIA. New York, 1985, p. 74, p. 75 (ill.).

African Masterworks In The Detroit Institute of Arts. Washington and London: The Detroit Institute of Arts and Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995, cat. no. 49.

Helena Rubinstein: Beauty is Power. Exh. cat., the Jewish Museum. New York, 2014, p. 114 (ill.).

Joubert, Helene, ed. Hélèna Rubinstein: Madame's Collection. Exh. cat., Musée du Quai Branly - Jacques Chirac. Paris, 2019, pp. 134-135, (ill. 116).