Unidentified Maasai (Masai) maker


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about 1920

Wood and iron

Overall: 84 13/16 × 1 3/4 × 13/16 in. (215.5 × 4.5 × 2.1 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Acquired by exchange from the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan



Place Made: Eastern Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, 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. 11, ill. back cover.


Collected by Robert Everard, date unknonw; Cranbrook Institute of Science, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (original catalogue number 3025); acquired by present collection by exchange, 1953.

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