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 x 6 9/16 in. (43.8 x 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

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.

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.

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.

Publication History

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.

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)

Provenance

Sotheby's; sold to present collection, 1986.

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