Divination Witness and Power Figure

Unidentified Yaka maker


late 19th-20th century

Terracotta, wood, raffia, fur, and textile

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

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



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


19th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view

Course History

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

Exhibition History

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

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

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.


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

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