Shield

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

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late 19th century

Organic fiber, wood, paint

Overall: 50 3/16 x 17 3/16 in. (127.5 x 43.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase

39.64.6960

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Armament: Body Armor

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

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.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 63; ill. front cover.

Provenance

Museum and Art Gallery Reading, England; sold to present collection, 1939.

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