Initiation Society Mask

Unidentified Mende maker

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mid-20th century

Wood

Overall: 15 3/16 × 8 13/16 × 9 15/16 in. (38.5 × 22.4 × 25.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Burton Elliott, Class of 1948

992.42.29086

Geography

Place Made: Sierra Leone, Western Africa, Africa

Period

20th century

Object Name

Ceremonial Artifact: Mask

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 16, ANTH 50, Australian Aborigional Art, Howard Morphy, Fall 2012

SART 65, Architecture I, Zenovia Toloudi, Spring 2015

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.

Basis for Design: Visual Problem Solving, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Studio Art 10, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 31-April 26, 1998.

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Friends Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

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

Works from the Continent of Africa, Ivan Albright Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019-March 15, 2020.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 95, plate 1.

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