Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)

Kuba people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th-20th century

Wood, beads, fiber, hair, cowrie shells, and cloth

Overall: 23 5/8 x 19 11/16 x 26 3/4 in. (60 x 50 x 68 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund

2008.89

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Mask

Classification

Africa

On view

Course History

ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014

Exhibition History

Sets, Series and Ensembles in African Art, Center for African Art, New York, July 25, 1985-October 20, 1985.

Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, November 19, 2002-April 13, 2003.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

Publication History

Warren Robbins and Nancy Nooter, African Art in American Collections, Washington, 1989, p. 422, fig. 1071.

Grace Clueck, "The Wonders of African Art Explored in Two Exhibitions," The New York Times, July 19, 1985, C25.

George Nelson Preston, Sets, Series and Ensembles in African Art, Center for African Art, New York, 1985, p. 64, cat. 63.

Alisa Lagamma, Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, New York, 2002, p. 39, cat. 10.

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 18, no. 12.

Provenance

Eliot Elisofon, New York; Frieda and Milton Rosenthal, Harrison, New York; The Collection of Frieda and Milton Rosenthal: African and Oceanic Art, Sotheby's, New York, Sale November 14, 2008, lot 38; sold to present collection, 2008.

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