Headdress (Mpu, of a Mfumu Kanda)

Kongo people, Kingdom of Kongo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Africa, Africa

Share

19th century

Raffia, possibly pineapple fiber

Overall: 3 5/16 x 6 7/16 x 6 7/16 in. (8.4 x 16.3 x 16.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund

997.20.30354

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Clothing: Headwear

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

ARTH 16.2, Picasso: The Vollard Suite, Michael R.Taylor, Fall 2013

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Evolving Perspectives: Highlights from the African Art Collection at the Hood Museum of Art, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2013-April 6, 2014.

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

Provenance

Jacques Hautelet (1931-2014), La Jolla, California; sold to present collection, 1997.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

Noticed a mistake? Have some extra information about this object? Contact Us

Subjects