Hippopotamus Hide Shield

Nuer people, Sudan, Eastern Africa, Africa


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19th century; collected 1946-1948

Hippopotamus hide and wood

Overall: 55 1/2 x 18 11/16 x 3/4 in. (141 x 47.4 x 1.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Museum Purchase



Africa, Eastern Africa, Sudan


19th century

Object Name

Armament: Body Armor



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. 64


Collected by Paul Philip Howell (1917-1994), about 1946-1948; Sudan Government; sold to present collection, 1948.

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