Gelede Mask

Yoruba people, Republic of Benin, Western Africa, Africa


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collected 1966

Wood and pigment

Overall: 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 in. (35 x 26 x 20 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



Africa, Western Africa, Republic of Benin


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask



Not on view

Course History

REL 17, AAAS 83.5, African Religions of the Americas, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R.Taylor, Fall 2013

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

REL 7, Dark Goddesses and Black Madonnas, Elizabeth Perez, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

Evolving Perspectives: Highlights from the African Art Collection at the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, ill. p. 19.


Purchased by Professor James W. Fernandez north of Puerto Novo, Benin (Dahomey) for Dartmouth College Museum, 1967.

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