Sword of Royal Authority (mebele a lulendo)
Unidentified Kongo maker
19th century or earlier
Iron, wood, and ivory
Overall: 30 3/8 × 6 7/16 × 1 3/16 in. (77.1 × 16.3 × 3 cm)
Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund
Place Made: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Central Africa, Africa
Not on view
COLT 73.4, Violence, Ayo Coly, Winter 2015
THEA 23, AAAS 54, Topics in African Theater and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Winter 2015
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.
The Art of Weapons: Selections from the African Collection, Alvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 26, 2014 -March 13, 2016.
Ugochukwu C. Nzewi, The Art of Weapons, Hanover, New Hampshire: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2014, checklist no. 26; ill. fig. 2, p. 3
Jacques Hautelet (1931-2014), La Jolla, California; sold to present collection, 1997.
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