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late 19th-early 20th century

Wood

Overall: 78 in. (198.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund, and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

2006.13

Geography/Culture

Africa, Eastern Africa, Tanzania

Period

19th century

Object Name

Building Component

Classification

Africa

Not 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

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

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.

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. 110, plate 16.

Barbara Thompson, An Exceptional and Enigmatic Post, Hood Museum of Art Quarterly, No. 16, Summer 2006, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, p. 11.

Annual Report 2005-6, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2006, ill. p.24.

Provenance

Axis Gallery, New York, New York; sold to present collection, 2006.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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