Initiation Mask (represents the mukishi spirit)

Unidentified Mbunda maker



Bark cloth, wood, bark, and paint

Overall: 14 9/16 × 12 13/16 × 19 11/16 in. (37 × 32.5 × 50 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Museum Purchase



Place Made: Zambia, Southern Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Recontextualizing 'Primitive' Art: Melanesian and African Works, An Exhibition in Process, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 72, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 29-May 25, 1997.


J. R. Ivy, Ltd., Pretoria, South Africa; purchased by Professor James W. Fernandez for the Dartmouth College Museum, 1965; sold to present collection, 1966.

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