Mbulu Ngulu, Reliquary Figure

Unidentified Kota-Obamba maker

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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: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, and the Julia L. Whittier Fund

986.60.26660

Geography

Place Made: Eastern Gabon region, Gabon, Central Africa, Africa

Period

19th century

Object Name

Figure

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Ex. collection J.J. Klejman, about 1960; Unknown; Sotheby's, New York, New YOrk; sold to present collection, 1986.

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