Medicine Container (nkhoba)

Unidentified Shambaa or Zigua maker, Tanzania, Eastern Africa, Africa

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late 19th-early 20th century

Gourd, wood, fiber, and cloth

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

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)

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

2003.11.35526

Geography/Culture

Africa, Eastern Africa, Tanzania

Period

19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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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