Power Basket

Unidentified Yoruba, African-American Diaspora maker

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20th century

Iron, basketry, horn, bone, fur, shell, hide, wood, and string

Overall: 25 13/16 × 20 7/8 × 19 1/2 in. (65.5 × 53 × 49.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund

995.54.30220

Geography

Place Made: Nigeria, Western Africa, Africa

Period

20th century

Object Name

Basket

Research Area

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

HIST 16, AAAS 12, Black America to the Civil War, Rashauna Chenault, Winter 2013

REL 53, Religion, Healing and Medicine, Elizabeth Perez, Winter 2012

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

ANTH 17, The Anthropology of Health and Illness, Sienna Craig, Spring 2012

REL 17, AAAS 83.5, African Religions of the Americas, Elizabeth Perez, Fall 2013

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

Exhibition History

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

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Critical Faculties: Teaching with the Hood's Collections, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 15-March 13, 2005.

Exhibited with Divine Inspiration: From Benin to Bahia, Photographs by Phyllis Galembo, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, February 17-April 21, 1996.

Resonances of Power, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 12, 1998-February 28, 1999.

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

Provenance

Gallery DeRoche, San Francisco, California (lot 31); sold to present collection, 1995.

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