Ritual Jar (govi) for Danbala with Intertwined Serpents (veve) symbol

Andre Pierre, Haitian, 1914 - 2005


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collected 1966

Oil paint on terracotta

Overall: 9 1/16 × 5 1/2 × 5 1/2 in. (23 × 14 × 14 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Micaela and Jack Mendelsohn, Class of 1956



Central America, Caribbean, Haiti


20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact



Not on view


Initialled, on vessel, in paint, right side of image: A.P; inscribed, on vessel, in paint, beneath image: DABALA

Course History

ANTH 7, Haiti and Its Visitors, Chelsey Kivland, Winter 2019

REL 1, Patterns of Religious Experience, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

ANTH 50.4, AAAS 88.5, LACS 50.2, Race, Power, and Development in Global Haiti, Chelsey Kivland, Fall 2013

REL 17, AAAS 83.5, African Religions of the Americas, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

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

ANTH 50, AAAS 88, LACS 50, Haiti at the Crossroads, Chelsey Kivland, Spring 2013

REL 7, Dark Goddesses and Black Madonnas, Elizabeth Perez, Winter 2013


Jack and Micaela Mendelsohn, Washington, D.C.; given to present collection, 2005.

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