Figure for an Mbra Shrine, Spirit Figure for a Trance Diviner

Unidentified Baule maker


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about 1965-1975

Polychrome wood

Overall: 21 1/16 × 11 5/8 × 10 1/16 in. (53.5 × 29.5 × 25.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Steve Humble of Winchester, Kentucky



Place Made: Cote d'Ivoire, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

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Not on view

Course History

REL 1, Patterns of Religious Experience, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

Exhibition History

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

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 10, no. 4.


Originated in Kouassikouassikro, Agba Katienou region, Ivory Coast; purchased by Stephen Humble, Winchester, Kentucky, November 26, 2006; given to present collection, 2008.

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