Mukyeem (Mask of the King-as-Elephant)
Unidentified Kuba maker
Wood, beads, fiber, hair, cowrie shells, and cloth
Overall: 23 5/8 × 19 11/16 × 26 3/4 in. (60 × 50 × 68 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William S. Rubin Fund
Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa
Ceremonial Artifact: Mask
Not on view
ARTH 85, Senior Seminar in Theory and Method, Mary Coffey, Fall 2014
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.
Genesis: Ideas of Origin in African Sculpture, November 19, 2002-April 13, 2003.The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Sets, Series and Ensembles in African Art, Center for African Art, New York, July 25, 1985-October 20, 1985.
Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.
George Nelson Preston, Sets, Series and Ensembles in African Art, Center for African Art, New York, 1985, p. 64, cat. 63.
Grace Clueck, "The Wonders of African Art Explored in Two Exhibitions," The New York Times, July 19, 1985, C25.
Warren Robbins and Nancy Nooter, African Art in American Collections, Washington, 1989, p. 422, fig. 1071.
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.
John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 131, ill. plate no. 62.
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, New York, Sale November 14, 2008, lot 38; sold to present collection, 2008.
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