Bird-headed Ceremonial Knife (musele)
Unidentified Fang or Kota maker
collected about 1892
Iron, brass and copper wire
Overall: 10 7/16 × 12 3/16 × 1 3/8 in. (26.5 × 31 × 3.5 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of William and Christine Bannerman in memory of Reverend and Mrs. William S. Bannerman
Place Made: Gabon, Central Africa, Africa
Not on view
COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015
THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015
The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.
Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 52; ill. fig. 3, p. 5
Collected by Reverend William S. Bannerman (1856-1934), in Gabon about 1892; given to his son, Henry Foster Bannerman (1908-1984), Titusville, New Jersey; given to his son, William H. Bannerman (1937- ) and Christine Bannerman, Wallingford, Vermont; given to present collection, 2013.
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