Congo - Batetela Woman ("Congo Femmes Batetela")


early 20th century

Photo offset lithograph postcard

Overall: 3 7/16 × 5 3/8 in. (8.8 × 13.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund



Nels (Edward Nels), Brussels (active 1989-1913)


Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo


20th century

Object Name




Not on view


Stamped, in black ink, top left: NELS; printed, in black ink, top left: Congo Femmes Batetela.; printed, in black ink, on reverse, along left side, from bottom to top: Ed Nels, Bruxelles, Serie 14 No. 114; stamped, in black ink, on reverse, top left: [NELS insignia]; inscribed, in graphite, on reverse, top center: Belgian Congo

Exhibition History

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Owen Robertson Cheatham 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.


Alexandre Przopiorski, Lyon, France; sold to present collection, 2006.

Catalogue Raisonne

Nels, no. 14/114

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