Mbuya Initiation Mask

Western Pende people, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

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19th century

Wood, raffia, and pigment

Overall: 20 1/4 x 10 1/16 x 10 13/16 in. (51.5 x 25.5 x 27.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

986.9.26650

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Exhibition History

Correspondences: African Sculpture at the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 12, 1996-March 2, 1997.

Faces of Culture: Masks from the Permanent Collection of the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, November 1, 1991-November 1, 1993.

Provenance

J. Camp Associates, Ltd. New York, New York; sold to present collection, 1986.

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