Medicine Container (nkhoba)

Unidentified Shambaa or Zigua maker

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late 19th-early 20th century

Gourd, wood, fiber, and cloth

Overall: 8 11/16 × 4 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (22 × 11.5 × 11.5 cm)

Overall: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)

Overall: 9 3/4 × 1 11/16 × 10 5/8 in. (24.8 × 4.3 × 27 cm)

Overall: 4 1/2 in. (11.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund

2003.11.35526

Geography

Place Made: Tanzania, Eastern Africa, Africa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

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

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

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

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Lauren Gulbas, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

Collectanea: The Museum as Hunter and Gatherer, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, May 21, 2005-February 12, 2006.

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. 29.

Provenance

Galerie Fred Jahn, Munich, Germany; sold to present collection, 2003.

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