Headdress (Mpu, of a Mfumu Kanda)

Unidentified Kongo maker, Kingdom of Kongo

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19th century

Raffia, possibly pineapple fiber

Overall: 3 5/16 × 6 7/16 × 6 7/16 in. (8.4 × 16.3 × 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

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

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.

Provenance

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

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