Elephant Mask

Unidentified Bamileke maker

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late 19th-early 20th century

Raffia, cotton, cotton cloth, and glass trade beads

Overall: 39 3/8 × 22 1/16 in. (100 × 56 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Lisa Bradley

181.20.26274

Geography

Place Made: Grassfields region, Cameroon, Central Africa, Africa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

African Art: A Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 44, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 31-December 6, 1998.

Arts Education Services, Peter Smith Studio, Wilson Hall, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Anthropology 44, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29 - December 18, 1994.

Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachussets, March 15, 2016-June 30, 2018.

Provenance

"French Source"; Lisa Bradley, New York; given to present collection, 1981.

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