Ikula Ceremonial Knife

Kuba people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th-20th century

Metal and wood

Overall: 15 3/16 x 4 7/16 in. (38.6 x 11.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Ernst Anspach

180.27.25946

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Armament: Edged

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Inscription

"A1323"

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

ANTH 57, Origins of Inequality, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Objects and Power: Manifestations of Inequality, a student curated exhibition, Professor Alan Covey, ANTH 57, Winter 2013, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 10-August 25, 2013.

Basis for Design: Visual Problem Solving, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Studio Art 10, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-April 26, 1998.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 31; ill. fig. 1, p. 2.

Provenance

Ernst Anspach (1913-2002), New York, New York; given to present collection, 1980.

Old Number

Dealer no.: A1323

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