Njorowe or Ndimu (Body Plate / Mask)

Makonde people, Tanzania, Mozambique

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late 19th-early 20th century

Wood, beeswax, iron, fiber, and pigment

Overall: 19 11/16 x 11 7/16 x 6 11/16 in. (50 x 29 x 17 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Julia L. Whittier Fund

2005.69

Geography/Culture

Africa, Eastern Africa, Tanzania

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Personal Adornment: Breastplate

Classification

Africa

On view

Course History

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

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

Exhibition History

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

"Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art", Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, August 22-December 6, 2015.

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.

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.

Gender and the Complementarity of Opposites in Tanzanian Sculpture, Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 2006-August 28, 2006.

Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, New York, September 26-January 10, 2000.

University of Iowa Museum of Art, Iowa City, Iowa, March 27-May 23, 1999.

MAK-Osterreichisches Museum, Austria, November 12-January 18, 1998.

Stadtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Germany, April 8-July 5, 1998.

Kilengi: African Art from the Bareiss Family Collection, Kestner-Gesellschaft, Germany, August 30-October 19, 1997.

Publication History

Collecting and Sharing: Trevor Fairbrother, John T. Kirk, and the Hood Museum of Art, with contributions by Katherine Hart, Michael R. Taylor, John O'Reilly and James Tellin, Trevor Fairbrother and John T. Kirk, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2015, p. 22, Fig. 1.7.

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 118, plate 26.

Annual Report 2005-6, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p.16.

Neumeister's Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection, p. 180-181, lot no. 177, Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany, November 10, 2005.

Christopher D. Roy, Kilengi: African Art from the Bareiss Family Collection, Hannover: Kestner Gesellschaft and Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1999, no. 49, p. 109.

Provenance

Walter Bareiss Family Collection; Neumeister Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection (lot 177), Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany; sold to present collection, November 10, 2005.

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