Janus Figure: Male and Female Standing Back to Back

Unidentified Hemba maker


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early 20th century


Overall: 11 7/16 in. (29 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Harry A. Franklin Family Collection



Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa


20th century

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Research Area


Not on view

Course History

HIST 5.1, AAAS 14, Pre-Colonial African History, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Winter 2013

Exhibition History

African Art: A Teaching Exhibition, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 44, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, October 31-December 6, 1998.

Cultural Exchange, the Body, and Art and Technology, Art History 2, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 25-March 9, 2003.


Harry A. Franklin, about 1950; to Valerie Franklin (daughter), 1983; given to present collection, 1990.

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