Two Balafon Players at their Instrument

Unidentified Dogon maker


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first quarter of the 20th century

Wood and libational patination

Overall: 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)

Overall: 18 1/2 in. (47 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Stephen H. Spahn, Class of 1963



Place Made: Mali, Western Africa, Africa


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

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

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

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.

Publication History

Diane Cyr, The Art of Collecting, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Volume 88, Number 8, May 1996, South Burlington: The Lane Press Inc., 1996, pp.56-63, ill. p. 60


By descent through Constance Perlman Spahn's family ; to Stephen H. Spahn; given to present collection, 1992.

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