Female Figure for a Grave Complex

Unidentified Vezo or Mahafaly maker


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19th-20th century


Overall: 52 3/4 × 10 13/16 × 7 1/2 in. (134 × 27.5 × 19 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Contance and Stephen H. Spahn, Class of 1963, Blake Spahn and Kirk Spahn, Class of 1999



Place Made: Madagascar, Southern Africa, Africa


19th century

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Research Area


Not on view

Exhibition History

Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Allvin P. Gutman Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, July 25, 2009-July 2010.

Publication History

Alexander Bortolot, Art That Lives? Exploring Figural Art from Africa, Hood Mueum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. p. 15, no. 9.


Spahn Family; given to present collection, 1997.

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