Mukudj Mask

Unknown Maker, Punu people, Gabon, Central Africa, Africa

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late 19th-early 20th century

Wood and kaolin

Overall: 11 13/16 x 8 11/16 x 6 5/16 in. (30 x 22 x 16 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

2004.17.35574

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Gabon

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

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

HIST 5.1, AAAS 14, Pre-Colonial African History, Naaborko Sackeyfio, 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, Janaury 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Friends Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 99, plate 4.

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. 28.

Provenance

Paris art market; Lucien Claude-Lafontaine, 1927 or earlier; by descent to Pascale Claude-Lafontaine (daughter); L & R Entwistle and Co. Ltd., London, 1983; sold to private collection, France; with L & R Entwistle and Co. Ltd., London; sold to present collection, 2004.

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