Oracle Figure

Unidentified Pende maker


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first half of the 20th century

Wood, feathers, raffia, brass bell, Camwood powder, and Tukula

Overall: 14 × 8 × 4 in. (35.6 × 20.3 × 10.2 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund, the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund, and the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund



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


20th century

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Not on view

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.

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


Collected in the Belgian Congo, 1957; Affrica, Washington, DC; sold to present collection, 1996.

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