Medicine Container

Zaramo people, Tanzania, Eastern Africa, Africa

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late 19th-early 20th century

Gourd, wood, seeds, glass beads, fiber, copper wire, and unknown organic materials

Overall: 7 11/16 x 2 3/4 x 2 3/8 in. (19.5 x 7 x 6 cm)

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

2005.70.2

Geography/Culture

Africa, Eastern Africa, Tanzania

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Container

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

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

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

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

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

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.

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 - August 28, 2006.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 70

Iris and B. Gerald Cantor, Cantor Arts Center Journal Volume 6, Stanford University, 2008-2009, p.70, ill.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. 113, plate 18.

Neumeister's Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection, p. 176, lot no. 173, Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany, November 10, 2005.

Provenance

Walter Bareiss Family Collection; Neumeister Moderne, African Art from the Bareiss Collection (lot 173), Neumeister Kunstauktionshaus, Munich, Germany; sold to present collection, November 10, 2005.

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