Medicine Container

Unidentified Makonde maker


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late 19th-early 20th century

Gourds, wood, goat skin, cloth, fiber, copper wire, and unknown organic materials

Overall: 11 7/16 × 10 1/4 × 5 7/8 in. (29 × 26 × 15 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman 1940 Acquisition Fund



Place Made: Southeast Tanzania, Northern Mozambique, or Kenya, Southern Africa, Africa


19th century

Object Name

Personal Gear

Research Area


Not on view

Course History

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Neumeister's Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection, p. 184, lot no. 180, Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany, November 10, 2005.

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 69


Walter Bareiss Family Collection; Neumeister Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection (lot 180), Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany; sold to present collection, November 10, 2005.

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