Medicine Mat / Power Emblem

Ekpe Society, Banyang people, Cameroon, Nigeria, Central Africa, Western Africa, Africa

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late 19th-20th century

Raffia, animal skulls, and wood

Overall: 47 1/4 x 40 1/4 in. (120 x 102.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, Anonymous funds, and through gifts, by exchange

987.18.26714

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Cameroon

Period

19th-20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Winter 2015

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

ANTH 12.4, Your Inner Chimpanzee, Kes Schroer, Spring 2014

REL 14, AAAS 18, Introduction to African Religions, Robert Baum, Spring 2014

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.

Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 19, 2002-February 16, 2003.

Resonances of Power, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12, 1998-February 18, 1999.

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

Curator's Choice: Recent Acquisitions and Loans of African Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 2-March 10, 1991.

The Commanding Presence of Imagery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1988.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, ill. p. 27.

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. 40

Provenance

Davis Gallery, Ethnographic Art, New Orleans, Louisiana; sold to present collection, 1987.

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