Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure

Kota-Obamba people, Eastern Gabon, Gabon, Central Africa, Africa

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19th century

Wood, brass, copper, bone, and iron staples

Overall: 17 1/4 × 6 9/16 in. (43.8 × 16.7 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, and the Julia L. Whittier Fund

986.60.26660

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Gabon

Period

19th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Representations of the Body in Space from the Renaissance to the Present: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Art History 2, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 3-March 15, 1998.

Peoples and Cultures of Africa, Anthropology 44, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 29-December 18, 1994.

Death and Dying: Selections from the Permanent Collection, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 55, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 11-March 26, 1995.

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Publication History

Rebecca Bailey, What Is There to Teach About Art?, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 88, Number 8, May 1996, South Burlington: The Lane Press Inc., 1996, pp.36-45, ill. p. 39

An Artist's-Eye View of Dealing with Death, Dartmouth Medicine, Volume 19, No. 4, Summer 1995, Lebanon: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, ill. p. 15 (review of Harrington Death and Dying exhibition, Anthro. 55, February 11 - March 26, 1995)

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 8, no. 2.

Provenance

Sotheby‘s; sold to present collection, 1986.

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