Staff in form of a Ritual Axe

Fon people, Republic of Benin, Western Africa, Africa

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20th century

Iron and wood

Overall: 17 1/2 in. (44.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Claire E. and Dr. Frederick R. Mebel, Class of 1935

991.48.29010

Geography/Culture

Africa, Western Africa, Nigeria

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Staff

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015

COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015

Exhibition History

The Ornate Implement, Dartmouth College Museum & Galleries, Wilson Hall, East and West Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 26-March 29, 1981, no. 116.

The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.

Publication History

Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 22

Tamara Northern, The Ornate Implement, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 1981, p. 32, no. 116.

Provenance

Dr. Frederick Ronald Mebel (1913-1998) and Claire E. Mebel (1916-1994); Rockville Center, New York; given to present collection, 1991.

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