Divination Witness and Power Figure

Unidentified Yaka maker

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late 19th-20th century

Terracotta, wood, raffia, fur, and textile

Overall: 12 3/16 in. (31 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Fund

997.39.30356

Geography/Culture

Africa, Central Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Period

19th century

Object Name

Figure

Classification

Africa

Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

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

Anthropology of Religion, Harrington Gallery Teaching Exhibition, Anthropology 48, March 30-May 2, 2004.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, "The African Collection at the Hood Museum of Art," African Arts, Volume XXXVII, No. 2, Los Angeles: African Studies Center, University of California, 2004, ill. p. 27.

Provenance

Gallery DeRoche, San Francisco, California; sold to present collection, 1997.

Old Number

Inventory number: a429kh

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