Janus Helmet Mask

Ibo (Igbo) people, Middle Cross River, Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa

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19th-early 20th century

Wood and pigment

Overall: 17 in. (43.18 cm)

Overall: 17 in. (43.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Evelyn A. and William B. Jaffe, Class of 1964H and the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund

984.23.26405

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Point of View: Africa on Display?, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 1, 2003-February 22, 2004.

Imaging West Africa in Mask and Costume, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 31, 1994-March 5, 1995.

Publication History

The Treasures of the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover: The Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1985, no. 41.

Provenance

Harry A. Franklin Gallery, Los Angeles, California; sold to present collection, 1984.

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